So I carved something! It bares almost no functional resemblance to its namesake the "spoon", but I learned skills and stuff and I'll definitely carve something else again soon! Skills learned:

  1. To not cut or friction burn yourself
  2. To inspect the wood before starting to cut
  3. To spend time making a good rough version with an axe
  4. To choose a good bit of wood
  5. To use an actual spoon as a template!