Françoise the lobster.
I didn't feel like studying for my Tibetan Buddhism final, so instead I knit the tail and body of a lobster and finished it up once I got home to Maine for Christmas break. The buoys came later - first as an experiment, and then in force once my mom requested a handful to use as gifts for her co-workers.
Both patterns are available on my recently created "blog" (aka pattern dump), Dirigo.
(The patterns are also up on Ravelry... no photos yet, because I haven't been connected/added as a designer, but soon!)