Feb 222015

Fire energy has been on my mind lately. I started exploring the Tarot in late December, and I keep drawing wands – the suit of fire, ruling the quality of will. As an Aries (fire sign), going through a personally transformative stage, I’ve been working to channel elements of the fire spirit, including my creative forces, enthusiasm, and courage.

Enter the tiny volcano! I knitted this volcano for a dear friend, who was also going through a transformative period and cultivating her fire spirit.


“If all that changes slowly may be explained by life, all that changes quickly is explained by fire. Fire is the ultra-living element. It is intimate and it is universal. It lives in our heart. It lives in the sky. It rises from the depths of the substance and offers itself with the warmth of love.” (Gaston Bachelard, The Psychoanalysis of Fire)


“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” (Rumi)


Pattern: Tiny Volcano (Ravelry link) by Anna Hrachovec
Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (for the dark brown) plus scraps of variegated red sock yarn
Needles: US 1
Time: Worked in little spurts over a week or so, finishing on January 23, 2015

I found my childhood stash of stationery at my parents’ house a little while ago. Lisa Frank cards!!


The wish I wrote on the card was as much for myself as for the volcano’s recipient. “May this tiny volcano talisman nurture your fire energy – from softly glowing embers to brightly burning flames to the whole range of sparkling spirit in between.”

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