I have to admit this isn't an original idea...I saw it on a blog but thought it looked like fun and I gave it a go.
There is something really pleasant about handling these rocks with the juxtaposition of the cotton and the hard rock and the way the crochet moves slightly over the smoothness of the cold rocky surface.
The oval one with the hole is particularly good to hold...it fits in the hand comfortably and you can run your thumb over the smooth surface of the stone showing through the hole. It is a bit meditative.
I just used some stones I had been using as mulch on pot plants in my previous life. In the summer I will be looking in the creek for friendly and interesting stones.
And the question:
I planted my broad beans early, they are as tall as me and have been flowering prolifically for a few weeks. When can I expect them to set beans?