A little bit of geekery – Celebrating Pokemon X and Y

Today’s post was written by my youngest(who is really,really looking forward to picking up the new pokemon game tomorrow):pokemon collage

It’s been 14 years since that fateful Christmas morning where my parents gifted me with a yellow Gameboy Color and Pokemon Red and Blue. As a kid, I watched Pokemon on TV, so when I ripped off the wrapping paper and saw the word “Pokemon” in big, yellow letters, I flipped out! I never thought I would get to be like Ash Ketchum and become a Pokemon trainer. I remember staying up as late as I could just to play Pokemon. I played all day and all night. I battled other trainers, captured rare and powerful Pokemon, and became the Champion of the Pokemon League. I remember thinking as a kid that this was probably going to be the only Pokemon game I would get to play. Oh boy, was I wrong.

14 years later, I’m now 20 years old and in college studying to become a teacher. In a week, Pokemon X and Y will be released to the masses and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. My mother, a crocheter and very hard working woman, tells me she wants to do something new for her Etsy. I suggested that she should do a Pokemon-inspired line since X and Y are coming out soon. Ever since then, she’s been working nonstop to get it done. So, in celebration of 14 years of Pokemon, I give to you Niseylee’s Pokemon Collection!

I Never Hated Tim Tebow

But I also don’t associate his success with my religious beliefs, ya know? Nice game yesterday young man. Had to get that out…and I have so much more to talk about. Like how grateful I am to all of my friends and customers for the phenomenal success my online shops and my offline sales had this past holiday season. And how my first Jamila Henna experience went ( I love it BTW). And of course there will be a rah rah lets get this 2012 party started right post. But all that will be after I finally finish telling you why I quit network marketing, and why I will probably never go back, and also why that shouldn’t affect your decision one way or the other.

Unfortunately before I can get to writing blog posts I have to make some more character hats for the Homegrown Decatur store (it’s at 100 Church Street in Decatur Ga, right next to the Marta station) and finish working on the latest additions to my womens (and sometimes mens) felted hats collections.

While you are waiting pop over to niseylee.etsy.com and take 20% off any item (even if it’s already on sale) with coupon code FBFRIENDS.

Busy is good!

Got To Catch Em All…Pokemon!

About 18 years ago the Woodchuck and I were given the gift of Jalen . We named him Jalen because due to familial duty and all that we had to include the name Simon and we searched high and low for something that flowed with Simon but couldn’t find anything until that fateful night at the end of March Madness in 1993 when the Fab 5 were …but you know all this already don’t you? Because Jalen Rose talked about it on ESPN one day and you were watching weren’t you? And you were going to let me just go on and on telling you a story that you already knew when you know that every second I spend writing is a second I spend not crocheting!  Well his Mama named him Jalen but his Daddy called him Pooh Bear,go figure.

Anyway I am telling you about Jalen, because I wouldn’t know a PokeBall from a baseball if it weren’t for him – you do know what a pokeball is don’t you?  So Jalen watched quite a bit of Pokemon back in the day and he also dragged the Woodchuck and I to ALL of the Pokemon movies – or maybe we dragged him since he didn’t drive and surely a child cannot exert so much influence over his parents that he makes them do what he wants even when they don’t want right?

When I started to crochet   hats, I (like any good Mother) made quite a few for the Jalen, until.he told me that frankly he is just  not a hat person. I was crushed, but I knew that someday, somehow I  would change his mind and bring him back into the (hat) fold.

My future super model niece Sydney

Back to the PokeMon -I believe that it was the “amazing girlfriend” Sara Nicole who first mentioned a Pikachu hat (this after she saw my first try at an animal hat).

When I found a break in my projects (I was working the Bette Davis Eyes thing and my fingers were so tired of wool) AND a skein of Steelers yellow, I decided to look around for a pattern for a Pikachu hat. Sara Nicole wants the hat for Christmas so I have plenty of time to figure it out, but I’m slightly ADD and must do it now or else…

Very long story short, what I found didn’t fit my vision of what I actually wanted. Instead I pulled up some Pikachu pics via the Google and made a regular double crochet hat with a hole on either side of  the first row after the increases for the ears. Once the basic  hat was done I went back and did the ears in a circle, adding in the black after 10 or so rows. Circles for the eyes and cheeks. A botched embroidery job for the mouth (gotta work on that). And Jalen says that  yes he will wear this hat!

Flush with success I asked him what else I ought to make – he says Charimander(?). I say well let me think about that, and while I’m waiting for an inspiration maybe I’ll do something easy like a PokeBall beret?

P.S. Of course Pokemon is copyrighted and all that but I’ve spent so much on Pokemon stuff form movies to games to toys to collectibles – that I don’t think they will mind my hat tributes, but then again Jimmy Buffett did come after me for selling a washcloth on Etsy called Margaritaville

 

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