I wanted to knit the Garden Snail from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. On my first attempt the inside part, called the mantle, was too big for the shell, so it became a banana slug.
banana slug is the mascot of the University of California at Santa Cruz, so I will send it to a friend who went there. (Fortunately I knit this in yellow, or I don't know what I would have done with it. It would make an extremely odd toy for a child.) On my second attempt, I decreased my knitting needle two sizes and left out a bunch of rows to make the mantle both shorter and smaller around.