Sunday, April 19, 2009

oh hai.

PNC Park, tiltshifted

No, I haven't taken up building completely accurate miniature dollhouse scenes. The above photo is tiltshifted! It's a photo I took last summer while at a Buccos game at PNC Park. I learned about tiltshifting through Flickr, one of the Web sites where I seem to spend all my time online. When I saw the first few tiltshifted pictures, I figured it required some fancy Photoshop skills I don't have. Well, it does, but luckily, there is a Web site out there to do it for me!

Today was a truly glorious spring day. Josh and I took the pup for a walk to the bagel shop, and then I went for a run. Normally I have to be at work by 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, but today I didn't have to be in till 4:30. It felt like having a day off! So, so nice.

Running has been going very well. Well, except for the part where I'm a clumsy fool. I was out on what was destined to be a 12-mile run Thursday and tripped and fell five miles in, scraping up my knees and hands. I ran/hobbled the mile to the apartment and decided I wouldn't continue. I know I'm prepared for the Capital City Half Marathon in two weeks. I'm a little bummed because I was running the race so my parents + brother could see me in it (well, that's not the only reason but you know what I mean). Except now it's only my dad who can come to the race - my brother has National Guard duty that weekend (totally out of his hands) and my mom has a matinee performance of the play she's in. Such a bummer! Well I'm still psyched for the race, and it looks like my dad can see me at the start, around mile 8 and again at the finish, thanks to the route. I'm a little nervous about running a half marathon on a course I don't really know, but I'm trying to stay positive and tell myself it will be fine.

I have been knitting on Clapotis as much as possible - usually a row or two a day. I'm nearly halfway done with the yarn, and I plan on doing quite a few extra repeats of the straight section to make the scarf much longer. I really love how drapey it is but I'm pretty sure I'm going to block it. Here's a progress pic from a few nights ago:

WIP: Clapotis

1 comment:

  1. That's some fancy photoshopping there! I hadn't seen that technique before but it makes for really fun pictures! Your Clapotis is going to be amazing when it's finished. I love the idea of the pattern and the finished product, but knitting them makes me want to poke my eyes out.