Alexandra Floersch has worked for Forum Communications since February 2015. She is a content producer and photographer who enjoys writing about finance, fashion and home.
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MOORHEAD, Minn.—Images of chunky, knit blankets made of 1-plus-inch diameter yarn recently have been circling the web and social media. Do a little digging, and you'll find these cozy blankets retail for $50 to $200 on sites like Amazon, Ebay and Etsy. But, with a little practice, intrepid crafters can create their own hand-knitted blankets. Betsy Armour, 40, of Moorhead, Minn., came across a video of hand knitting on Facebook and was instantly mesmerized by the process and its results.
FARGO — December seems to come with a spirit of giving, sharing and supporting loved ones, the community and even complete strangers. It can be a magical time of year where acts of kindness fill the air with hope for mankind. This year, our features team wanted to do some sharing of our own. While our contribution might not be quite as meaningful as volunteering or as impactful as providing our financial support, we hope we can offer drink recipes that will add to your holiday memories as you gather around the table with family, friends and loved ones.
In fifth grade, Sam Huseth and I sat at her kitchen table among scattered belongings. We collected prized possessions to “freeze” in a time capsule to later uncover our senior year (thank you, Crossroads ). We thoughtfully selected objects that we imagined might predetermine our future—a microphone made of tin foil for me (an aspiring pop star) and a homemade stethoscope for Sam (who is, interestingly enough, now a nurse).