|IN a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.||1|
|“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”||2|
|“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”||3|
| “Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food, and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:|
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.
I am being the ant. It summer and warm sunshine is in the sky. Most might have their thoughts turned to being outside and play but I am preparing for the coming autumn and winter chills. I had some yarn in my stash waiting for this project. I am making a shell stripe afghan. I will simply continue until I have used all the yarn that I had in my stash with these colors. I wanted to create something delicate by using the shell stitch yet rustic at the same time which works with the cream, light grey, beige and dark grey combination.
Are you an ant or a grasshopper? *wink*
If you have the time, this 1930s version of the fable created by Disney is great fun to watch...