Handwork/Soulwork, the knitting group that meets on campus, was featured in the March 17 Geneva Finger Lakes Times article “Spinning Yarns”. The story also profiled various knitters who meet at The Yarn Shop in Geneva, and noted the benefits of knitting as a hobby.
“It helps teach kids how to stay focused,” said Caryl Dooley, health professions counselor.
Handwork/Soulwork was started by Chaplain Lesley Adams with Lorinda Weinstock, Hillel program professional. “The rhythmic motion is similar to holding prayer beads,” said Adams. “Part of your mind is thinking about the task, but the other is focused on contemplation. It really is a comfort.”
Handwork/Soulwork meets Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Chaplain Adams' house. Both Hobart and William Smith students attend and are welcome, as well as faculty and staff members.