A Yellow Sweater (and a little somebody else)

Several of you assured me that I would love my Barn Sweater, remarking that you wear yours all the time.  And it’s true, I love it!  I finished it just in time for actual winter temperatures to arrive, and I’ve been wearing it constantly.  I’m so glad that I used Beaverslide wool to knit it.  It’s sturdy and warm, and I know it will hold up to lots of wear.  I had been saving a set of WoolyMossRoots black walnut buttons for I don’t know how long, three years maybe, and was so happy as I sewed them on.  I think they suit this sweater just perfectly.

But, there was one little thing that I couldn’t and didn’t take into account when I began this sweater last summer…

My Barn Sweater doesn’t quite fit in the middle because we are expecting a new little one in late June!  We’re pretty excited.  BABY!!!  You might think that it gets to be routine after so many, but it doesn’t.  I can hardly believe it.  And that is despite the fact that we already know the sex of this little one.

Maybe we should play a little guessing game!  If you include your guess of whether this baby is a boy or a girl in a comment, I will randomly select one of the correct guessers and send you one of my favorite books, and what I happen to be re-reading right now:  a new hard copy of My Antonia.  Unless you already own two copies (like me).  In that case, I’ll send you Kristin Lavransdatter.  I’ll reveal the news end of the week in a new post, and announce/email the winner.

****Guessing game is over!  She’s a girl!!  And I’ve just emailed Claire, who commented, “Girl, girl, girl!

Congratulations! Wonderful news. You look beautiful. Would love to read either of your favorite books. Blessings to you both!”

Thank you all for your congratulations and for playing along with me!!


  1. Congratulations! I have never commented before, happened upon your blog a few months ago, and I’ve loved following you since! I’m also expecting our first girl (after 2 boys ages 5 and almost 3), she’s due early May. It will be fun sharing the pregnancy with you! We are planning our second homebirth. I also love to knit and so many of the other things you enjoy, so I feel like I have a lot in common 🙂 God bless and enjoy your pregnancy!

  2. Congratulations, Ginny! You are just beautiful with your little bump! So happy for you and your family

  3. So exciting!!!!! Congratulations!

  4. oh my goodness! I can’t believe that I missed this post! how exciting and lovely. You are truly a blessed woman.

  5. Congratulations on the girl. I follow you all the time.

  6. Amazing news! You are such an inspiration to me…..Im going to say GIRL XXX

  7. Wow! Exciting. I guess a girl. Enjoy the pregnancy!

  8. Smiling! Time for another girl! Congrats and I’ll pray that you have an easier time of it this time around. 🙂

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