The "Wockee" Sweater

[Otherwise known as "An Overdue Thank You"] Last spring, I was the very lucky winner of a giveaway on my friend Kelly's blog. Granted, it's cool to win any giveaway... but I was really excited when I found out I won this one. Why?! Because the prize was a custom-made sweater for Spencer! Being a knitter myself, I cherish the love and effort that went into this... I'm absolutely amazed by it's beauty. And it was one of those serendipitous events that happened just when I needed it most. Kelly worked hard to find the perfect pattern and yarn for Spencer, and she couldn't have been more on the mark. Suffice it to say, it was like Christmas morning when it arrived a couple of weeks months ago. As soon as Spencer opened the package, he put it right on. He immediately dubbed it his "Wockee" sweater because there was a line in the card that alluded to Macy and Rocky sitting with Kelly while she knit it. (Spencer is a big fan of Rocky and Macy... I believe the blog posts they are featured in rank high in his mind. Apparently though, he forgot about Macy when naming it... sorry Girl!) As soon as it cooled off a few weeks ago, we headed out to take some photos...

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[We also collected some rocks...]

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[Then we found a cool stick...]

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[...and took a hike.]

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[We played "King of the World!" apparently.]

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[We watched boats...]

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[We tried to get just . one . good . photo . of the sweater.]

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[We got two great portraits...]

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[that I love in black & white]

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[and color!]

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[And then Spencer saw the fence...]

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[And gave Mama a heart attack...]

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[And then we hung out...]

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[And watched the world go by.]

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[We played in the meadow for a little bit...]

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[Laid in the grass...]

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[And then, we were...]

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[All. Done.]

So in other words...

THANK YOU KELLY!!! {I'm pretty sure it's a toss up as to who loves it more!}