I've been squeezing in bits of spoon carving time. The way you can pick up the spoon and carve for a few moments of quiet remind me of knitting. Also, my kids are very interested in the knife, much like they wish they could play with my knitting needles. Hooray for project baskets and high shelves. I'm just about done with my first basswood spoon, here's a shot of progress, from band-sawn blank to almost-done spoon:
Here's another shot of the spoon:
There are things I need to do differently next time, but I am happy to be working on developing this new skill.