2015 Geek-A-Long: Professor Utonium

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“I can make three little kids out of seasonings, but I can’t get these lights to work.” – Professor Utonium (Twas the Fight Before Christmas)

Just so you know, choosing a quote to put at the top of this post is probably the most difficult thing I’ve done today. I mean, Megan-Anne and I are getting ready for our first time as vendors at the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival, which is terrifying and excellent all at the same time, but somehow picking just one quote from The Powerpuff Girls feels infinitely harder right now.

Sugar. Spice. And everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girls. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction… Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff Girls were born. Using their ultra-superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.

I love the Powerpuff Girls. It started airing when I was in middle school and wrapped up after I graduated high school, and I watched every single episode. Other than the delightful and heroic adventures of three small children, who save the city of Townsville from villain after hilarious villain, Professor Utonium was one of my favorite characters from the show. All he wanted was to be a dad, and after he created Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup in his lab, he became an awesome dad.

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Professor Utonium is a genius in the fields of biology, chemistry, and physics. Other than being an inventor, a bit silly and easily manipulated at times, all of his best work was completely accidental.

To commemorate Professor Utonium’s greatest accident, we put him on the square with the two things that it possible for him to create the Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X and Mojo JoJo. Before Mojo Jojo became the girls’ archnemisis, he was Utonium’s lab monkey. Even then, Mojo Jojo was always creating mischief. He actually bumped Utonium’s arm on purpose and caused him to break the container of Chemical X. Thus the Powerpuff girls were born!

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Professor Utonium pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @jac_attacking or Megan-Anne @Doctor_Llama with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Jac
“I swear that today is the day that I will develop a plan so diabolical and evil that I will crush the Powerpuff Girls. But first… I must attend to the dishes that I have soiled with the food that I have eaten.” – Mojo Jojo

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