Pandas have kind of weird colouring, with black stripes that only go round their backs, so I did Bob's head all in the round and then decided to try making the back/sides of his body in turned rows, with a separate all-white belly piece for the front. So he looks finished from the back right now:
And here's an approximation of what he'll look like when I get around to sewing him together. (...the sewing-together is my least favourite part of amigurumi-making. I'm a much better crocheter than I am a seamstress!) His belly is part of a motif from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs.
My non-yarn (and also non-photogenic) WIP today is a biga, which is a kind of non-sourdough starter/sponge thing for bread. It's supposed to sit around multiplying/rising/whatever for about 24 hours before you can use it to mix the bread dough, which I should have thought about more before I made it around 8 PM yesterday, but uh, bread that comes out of the oven at midnight-ish is the best kind, right?