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« on: March 25, 2009 10:27:02 AM »



I made this for superhooker in a recent swap and wanted to share the pattern here. The idea for the phrase isn't mine--it was on a different cross stitch on her wists and I have seen it on t-shirts and whatnot all around the intertubes.

I looked up actual "In Case of Emergency Brake Glass" signs and saw lots with those arrows pointing to a circle in the middle, where I guess you are supposed to aim your hammer. So... the idea for aiming at a boom box instead was born.  Cheesy

I did the math to figure out how big I wanted the finished piece to be, then did the design in Photoshop really tiny, pixel by pixel, so I could upload it to knitPro to convert it to a chart.

Here is the original gif I uploaded to knitPro ...my source code, of sorts:



Feel free to do the same! Choose "big" for the grid size and 1:1 for the stitch size. I stitched it in white on red 14-count aida cloth, but you could just use whatever you've got on hand.

Please post a pic here if you decide to stitch the pattern!
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009 10:46:34 AM »

This is so great!  You did an excellent job with it - the stitches and centering of everything look absolutely perfect.  I also love that phrase!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009 11:15:00 AM »

i love that!! nice work. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009 11:25:13 AM »

Thanks, folks! I wish now I had taken a close-up pic of the stitching... It's been mentioned I should make one for our own house, so maybe I can do that if I make another.

I like counted cross stitch because once you figure out the pattern, the stitching can be done almost on auto pilot. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009 11:46:49 AM »

This is brilliant.
With me, it's in case of emergency, break wind.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009 12:02:30 PM »

Haha!  I love the arrows pointing to the boom box!  Much better than my mode which is, "In case of emergency, snack",  which is better than MrXStitch's mode, at least.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009 12:05:57 PM »

Ooooh, I see this sparking a whole line of emergency advice cross stitch patterns across the multiverse!
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009 12:28:00 PM »

Well my out loud laughter has just busted me for using the internet at work!

I love this and am totally going to make it for a friend. I would make it for me but I live in a constant state of emergency

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009 01:12:41 PM »

haha i started laughing as soon as i saw this on the "new projects", and am still laughing!! this is AMAZING!! i keep having 80s flashbacks of bad breakdancing!!

close second is "in case of emergency, break wind" haha, that's genius  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009 01:19:16 PM »

I also saw this in "new projects" and immediately started laughing. Great job. I'm still new to cross stitch, but I love the medium exactly for this reason.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2009 04:17:22 PM »

Hysterical!
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009 05:19:07 PM »

Awesome! So straight and perfect... it looks like an actual painted sign
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2009 07:54:05 PM »

Awesome stuff! I have this shirt and it's one of my favorites.
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2009 08:32:25 PM »

haha i started laughing as soon as i saw this on the "new projects", and am still laughing!! this is AMAZING!! i keep having 80s flashbacks of bad breakdancing!!

Makes me think of some street-performing break dancers I saw while traveling through Austria. They seemed pretty care-free, which would be a great antidote during an emergency! Thanks for the pattern too. It's been years since I cross-stitched, but maybe it's about time for me to start again!
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2009 05:34:55 AM »

Hilarious!  Perfect stitching!
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2009 06:22:03 AM »

veeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrryyyyyy nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2009 09:29:54 AM »

Thanks for the compliments everyone & audrey - thanks for the link back to my post Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009 10:09:59 AM »

I don't say this very often, but . . . . ROFLMAO!!!

This rocks.  So I hit this rocks.  Great job!   Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2009 06:16:26 PM »

Ahahahaha, I just LOVE it!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2009 06:29:24 PM »

This is awesome!
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009 07:21:48 PM »

Righteous.  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2009 10:40:14 AM »

This is so great! I just finished an '80s craft-a-long on my blog and this would have been a perfect project. I will definitely be stitching this for myself.
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2009 09:10:12 PM »

Wow, I love this! Cheesy Do you think that chart would work for knitting? My friend would love a jacket with that on it, lol!
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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2009 10:01:20 PM »

I bet it would work fine for knitting, crochet, needlepoint, perler beads... I guess the only challenge in knitting is that there would be some rows with a lot of space between white stitches.

I think I read something recently about cross stitching on knitted/crocheted objects, too, though I don't remember where.

If you try it out, let us know!
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