Chaplain Lesley Adams and the group Handwork/Soulwork were featured in the March 6 Access North Georgia article “Knitting groups help ease stress for busy students, young professionals.” The story also ran in the Picayune Item, Picayune, Miss. Knitting, particularly as part of a group of other knitters, is becoming increasingly popular on college campuses.
Sponsored by Religious Life, Handwork/Soulwork is an opportunity for students to meet and knit, crochet, quilt, or practice other handcrafts while socializing with each other.
“Knitting allows students to channel restless energy in a productive way, whether they're alone or with others,” said Rev. Adams. “People really talk about what is going on with them. That's what we invite them to do. Somebody's struggling, asking, Is this where I belong, should this be my major, what about a relationship problem, how should I deal with my professor?”
Handwork/Soulwork meets at 4 p.m. every Thursday, in the Chaplain's Residence, 630 S. Main, and is open to anyone.