The homebrew club I'm in is getting ready to do our yearly club competition. First prize is always a locally made fancy cup of some sort. I've been throwing in a spoon as a second or third prize. I decided to go fancier than usual this year and did a little bit of carving.
Roughed out, I've laid out and cut the spirals here. Didn't do this on the lathe because its oval so less advantage to turning it and I'd have had to commit to putting the extension on in the upper position
Spirals roughed and started laying out the knots.
Final spoon, that's a yardstick
Detail of the bowl and the knot around the handle at that end.
And the handle with the knot at that end. I carved the handle to look more or less like the head of a two row barley head. In order to keep it a "handle" I had to carve a full head of barley on each side and then kind of just wrapped them around to the middle. I think it works ok.