2015 Geek-A-Long: Torchwood

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Hey guys, it’s my birthday! I’m spending it recovering from a wild* night out at the drive-in (we saw Mission Impossible and Trainwreck) with breakfast at my favorite diner with my favorite people, followed by a date with Netflix. Yesterday during the day I binged on Pivot‘s Veronica Mars marathon, and I can only assume that was an intentional birthday gift from them to me. Frankly, I like to imagine that everyone quietly celebrates National Megan-Anne Day. So please feel free to join me in my binge-watching festivities, and let’s see how many of us can watch a whole season of Torchwood!

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If you are totally new to the Whovian Universe, I recommend starting at the beginning on this one. We meet Captain Jack Harkness in the first season of the Dr. Who revival (The Empty Child-2005), and he makes appearances with both the 9th and 10th Doctors. So if I’m talking about Torchwood, and you don’t know what I mean, do yourself a favor and start with Chris Eccelston’s Dr. Who. Once you’ve seen through the fist 2 years of David Tenant you could switch over to Torchwood, but really, you may as well just finish Dr. Who through the current season first. You deserve Dr. Who.

Mmmm. Yep, I'd like one Captain Jack for my birthday. K, thanks.

Mmmm. Yep, I’d like one Captain Jack for my birthday. K, thanks.

After parting ways with the Doctor, Captain Jack joined the Torchwood Institute and heads up a team of ass-kicking scientists. Torchwood has both a UK and an American version, and I prefer the UK show, but they are both pretty great. And as much as I will always hold a torch for Captain Jack I really had Toshiko Sato in mind when I made the square.

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Jac and I disagreed over which Torchwood scientist most deserved the square space. Owen, Toshiko, and Ianto all deserve to be honored, so rather than deciding who wouldn’t be on the square we decided to deviate from form on this one, and honor the whole group. The square features the Torchwood Institute logo, and I think it looks really cool.

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Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Torchwood pattern here. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @Doctor_Llama or Jac @jac_attacking with the hashtag #geekalong, so we can all oooh and ah at it together.

*Somewhat less wild than last year now that I’m in a family way, but funnel cake and staying up past 11:30 is my kind of wild.

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