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Kristin Spurkland
Portland, OR
Kristin Spurkland is a personal trainer, and a graduate student in Health Studies at Portland State University.
Interests: Design, dance, drumming, gardening, cooking and baking, animal welfare. Kristin can be reached at heitherekrissy@gmail.com.
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4500 NE Sandy Blvd I am now training at Upside Fitness, located in the heart of the Hollywood District. Personal Training One-on-one personal training: $60/hr Buddy training: $30 per person for 2 people; $20 per person for 3 people Small Group Training Schedule Noon Meltdown: Mon-Wed-Fri, 12-1pm. A circuit-style mix... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Hei there Krissy!
In March of this year, I sent out a call on social media for individuals to participate in a web-based online survey on physical activity, social messaging, and perceptions of bodyweight. This was a research project I conducted as part of my undergraduate thesis, and the culmination of my work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Hei there Krissy!
You are invited to participate in a web-based online survey on physical activity, social messaging, and perceptions of bodyweight. This is a research project being conducted by Kristin Spurkland, a student at Portland State University, as part of her undergraduate thesis. This short survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Hei there Krissy!
In medical and public health discussions, weight status is frequently discussed in terms of BMI, or body mass index. Developed in 1832 by Belgian mathematician, statistician, and astronomer Adolphe Quetelet, the “Quetelet Index” is calculated by dividing an individual’s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Hei there Krissy!
Sitting, and its negative effects on health, is something of an obsession of mine. I'm on a mission to get people to sit as little as possible and/or to take frequent activity breaks if long bouts of sitting are non-negotiable. From the "The Art of Manliness" comes some great advice... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Hei there Krissy!
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My much neglected blog will be undergoing a transformation in the coming months. The neglect is due to my return to school; I am working on a BS in Health Studies, with a long-term goal of becoming a Health and Wellness Counselor. I started the process in January of 2013,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Hei there Krissy!
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If you’ve ever looked at a pattern book from the 1940’s, you’ve probably seen some version of a knitted “helmet”. The version given here is true to the vintage model, but I have updated the construction to eliminate several seams, and added an option for longer front and back plates... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Hei there Krissy!
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My poor blog has been neglected this year, but with good reason: I have gone back to school to study Health and Psychology, leaving me limited time for knitting. However, I am (slowly) working on a few new designs, as well as converting many of my previously published patterns to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Hei there Krissy!
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I am slowly but surely working on converting some of my older patterns to pdf's and making them available via my Ravelry store. Here are the latest offerings: Cable and Rib Wrap Elinor (similar to the Cable and Rib Wrap, but scaled down to scarf dimensions) Catherine Zipper Cardigan More... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Hei there Krissy!
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My first two books, "Knits from the Heart" and "Crochet from the Heart" have been re-published in simplified formats. The new versions, titled "Knit Bright" and "Crochet Bright" respectively, feature the most popular projects from the original books. Both are available as printed books and as e-books. All three of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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(photo by Vivian Aubrey) The Valerian Shawlette, originally published as the July 2012 installment of Twisted's Shawlette Club, is now available to the public on Ravelry. The yarn used is Black Trillium Fiber Studio Lilt Sock, in the color Brown Sugar (custom dyed for Shawlette Club members). It was truly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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Out September 4, the 2012 edition of Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts. Included in the magazine is my Snow Bird Stocking, a design inspired by Nordic decorative arts. Birds perch at the top of the stocking, above a field of stars and vines on the front side; the stripes on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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A nice article from Nancy Haught from the Oregonian, profiling Larissa Brown, Leigh Radford, Chrissy Gardner, and me. She interviewed us in the context of our all being contributors to Larrisa's book, "My Grandmother's Knitting: Family Stories and Inspired Knits from Top Designers". That's my design on the cover (yay!).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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Welcome to my online pattern store! This floor: Scarves and Shawls The patterns below are available to purchase as pdf downloads; new patterns are added frequently, so be sure to visit again soon. (Click on the images to see a larger version of the photos) Modern Fana Scarf $5.00 buy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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Welcome to my online pattern store! This floor: Hats The patterns below are available to purchase as pdf downloads; new patterns are added frequently, so be sure to visit again soon. (Click on the images to see a larger version of the photos) Modern Fana Hat $5.00 buy now The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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I haven't been posting much, but I have been a busy knitter. In addition to quite a few designs for various publications, yarn companies, sock clubs, etc, I have a couple new patterns for my line. The first is the (almost) Instant Baby Cardigan (modeled by my friend's adorable little... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
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Behind on the blog again. This time around, I'll blame the holiday season and a trip to Hawaii. I spent a week with the family in Hawi, on the northern tip of Hawaii Island (aka the Big Island). Aside from the beautiful weather, my favorite part of the island was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Hei there Krissy!
Pico Accuardi have closed their doors, however the datebook should still be available for their vendors. http://www.picoaccuardi.com/vendors.html The rights to the pattern revert back to me in the coming year; however, at the moment I do not have publication rights to this pattern. I do plan on publishing it as a pdf once I have clearance to do so.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2011 on Pioneer Shawl at Hei there Krissy!
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Welcome to my online pattern store! This floor: Holiday! The patterns below are available to purchase as pdf downloads; new patterns are added frequently, so be sure to visit again soon. (Click on the images to see a larger version of the photos) Nordic Christmas Stocking $6.00 buy now The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Hei there Krissy!
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Welcome to my online pattern store! This floor: Hands and feet The patterns below are available to purchase as pdf downloads; new patterns are added frequently, so be sure to visit again soon. (Click on the images to see a larger version of the photos) Go Anywhere Gloves $5.50 buy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Hei there Krissy!
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I'm finishing up a very simple pattern for a scarf, worked up in one of my new favorite yarns. The yarn is Twinkle Baby Chunky, from Classic Elite Yarns. It's a 100% wool bulky weight yarn with incredible loft and drape, and I am crazy for the colors. The scarf... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Hei there Krissy!
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I just returned home from a lovely weekend in one of my favorite Oregon towns, Astoria. The mister was there to teach a weekend workshop, so I spent my time writing patterns, knitting, reading, gazing out the window, and enjoying some really fine food and drink. Astoria is a very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at Hei there Krissy!
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I see that it's been about a month since I posted. September was very busy, what with completing several freelance designs for a various publishers, working on new designs for my own line, and gearing up for the 11th Annual Pretty Kitty Holiday Craft Bazaar. I am the co-chair for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Hei there Krissy!
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...especially if you write knitting patterns for a living. Yesterday I had a email exchange with lovely Ravelry member named Stacie, who had some questions about the Tingvoll Slipper pattern. She found a typo in one of the charts, and pointed out some places where I could have been more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Hei there Krissy!