Obsession: Birthday Cake

Oh come on, admit it. You’re obsessed with birthday cake, aren’t you?

I know I am.

Jillian is.

And I know for certain that Amy is – particularly adorable  little birthday cupcakes.

And today, our lovely Amy, our editor in chief, gets to indulge her passion…

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... happy birthday dear Amy, happy birthday to you!

For today it is HER BIRTHDAY!

Sending happy birthday wishes and hugs and kisses and cupcakes with extra sprinkles.


It’s a big birthday, a decade birthday – Amy might be feeling a little like this about it


because turning 20 is hard. So leave her your Happy Birthday wishes in the comments!


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90 thoughts on “Obsession: Birthday Cake

  1. Suzie

    Happy Birthday Amy! I am wearing my Tuscany in honor of your day. Hope that this is the start of a fabulous decade!

  2. Danielle

    Happy 20th Birthday Amy!!! Here’s wishing you many soft skeins and many little cakes to brighten this, your very special day!
    Hope you have another wonderful year filled with happiness and love! And yarn/fleece/roving… 🙂

  3. Anita

    Happy Birthday, Amy! The decade birthday (which I am facing myself this weekend, and it’s a bigger decade than yours) is only a number, but it does give us pause, to look back, to look forward, and to try to finetune a few things.

    You are celebrating in style, enjoy every minute of the day!

  4. Michelle

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all of the hard work you put in to making knitty such a success. I bet the entire knitting world adores it as much as I do!

  5. Nicola

    Happy Birthday Amy! I feel strangely proud that you’re celebrating here in the UK and hope that London can show you as good a time as Knitty has shown me over the years!

  6. Melissa

    Happy Birthday Amy!!!

    Thank you for giving us knitty!! For that, I think when you eventually get to 29 you should stay there!! I did…and when you pass 29, you’ll be 29 for over a year! 8*)

    It was a bit iffy when I got to be 29 for over a decade or 2!! But I just ignore it. 8*)

    It’s not how long you’ve been on this Earth…it’s what you DO while your here that counts!! 8*)

  7. Ellen

    Happy Birthday Amy! Wishing you a year filled with good health, happiness, and lots of yarn-related activities!

  8. Dari Trout

    Heres to a fantastic birthday, whatever the decade might be!!!
    We are all forever young in our hearts!

  9. Seanna Lea

    Happy birthday!

    I think cake is a wonderful, perfectly acceptable thing to be obsessed over. I hope your birthday allows you to get a bit more delicious cake and enough leftovers for a happy week or two to come.

  10. Renee

    happy birthday Amy! Thanks so much for being on the planet, for creating this wonderful supportive community and for providing an interesting spot to go to every morning with coffee and toast and my reliable computer. No matter the number, you look terrific.

  11. Tami

    Bonne Anniversaire Amy! Keep breathing and knit on — and celebrate a new decade of maturity and ukulele merriment!

  12. deborah

    Definitely happy happy birthday!!!!
    Hope your celebrating with friends or at least friendly people 🙂

  13. Peggy

    Hey Amy! Hope you have a superfantisticbirthday that includes being able to eat all the cupcakes you want without gaining an ounce!

  14. Josee

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you tangle free yarn and smooth knitting and happy times with family and friends! 😀

  15. Lisa (in BC)

    happy birthday from a fellow October birthday! Wishing you every good thing you hoped for today and more! Thank you for all your hard work – I have great enjoyment from your efforts and appreciate what you do!

  16. Jennifer

    Happy Birthday! May you live to knit a cozy for the grand canyon….in lazy…out of yarn you spun yourself….;D

  17. Judy

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Amy! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day. Heck, why stop with a day–make it a birthday MONTH!

  18. Merri

    I love getting into a new decade, like a badge of honor, you’ve earned it, you’ve made it! Have the happiest of birthdays.

  19. jessica

    Happy happy birthday!!!
    thanks for being such a talent and sharing your good stuff with all of us!

  20. Judy H.

    Happy Birthday Amy – I sincerely hope they gave you a real cupcake …

    If the days are long and the years are short, then the decades are overrated.

    Enjoy each knitting day!

  21. Karen

    Happy Birthday, Amy. Hope you receive lots of presents–thanks for giving all of us the presents of Knitty and KnittyBlog throughout the year!

  22. Bennycatgirl

    Happy Birthday, Amy! May you always find just what you need in your stash and may your frogging be minimal! Many happy returns. 🙂

  23. Cheryl

    Happy Birthday Amy! We’re only two days apart…mine is tomorrow. :->

    I hope that you get lots of cake!

  24. debbieamy

    Happy birthday a day late, Amy. Even though I have been knitting for over 40 years, I still learn a lot from you. And thank you for bringing us Knitty. I have knit several Knitty patterns. They are always appreciated as gifts. And I just finished Corinne and am going to keep that one for myself.

  25. Jennifer

    Happy Birthday Amy! I’m not sure what the right gift is for someone who has given the knitting world so much. all I can give you is best wishes for many many more!

    Thank you!

  26. Sue G.

    Happy Birthday Amy! Thanks so much for all you do for us. Knitty has given me so many patterns and ideas.

  27. Shannon O.

    Happy Birthday Amy! Knitty was my rabbit hole. I shudder to think I might still be knitting only dish cloths if it weren’t for you.

  28. Paula F

    Many happy returns of the day! Enjoy! Be good to yourself! from one October birthday girl to another.

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