Wicked defined by Webster’s dictionary – Morally very bad; evil
Wicked defined by a New Englander, such as our next Spotlit Designer -
To describe how great something is: “This car is wicked cool!”
To show aggravation: “This f***ing guy is a wicked a**hole!”
To show frustration: “That guy is wicked slow!”
To show amazement: “Wow, that game is wicked awesome!”
To describe a person: “She’s a wicked b****!”
To describe the weather: “Man, it’s wicked hot out here!”
To emphasize feelings: “That story made me wicked sad!”
To exaggerate your point: “That took a wicked long time!”
I feel like if I just use “wicked” in my sentence any which way, I’m gonna come off as a native New Englander. I’m actually feeling pretty confident about this. But, I think there’s gotta be a science behind it. Perhaps a formula of a sort. I mean, it can’t be that easy, right?
Mary simplifies it. She takes out the aggression and the foul language. She states that wicked means “just as good as it gets.”
I don’t know about any of you guys, so I’ll speak for myself…
If we got to knit all day in Science class – I would have gotten an A+. I’d have probably been valedictorian of my class. Just sayin’. Not bragging or anything. Just stating facts. Science is based off of theories that can be proven right? Like … if we happen to straighten our hair with a CHI while standing too close to a bath full of water – bad things will happen. That’s Science. Like… Doctor Who is this awesome Time Lord that saves the world from Dinosaurs and Daleks… That’s Science. (Maybe that’s Sci-fi…) at any rate…
I was the most awkward, shy, stubborn, and lazy middle schooler. The fact that I was super artsy and not at all interested in Science, meant that I got bored very easily. Well, it just so happens that Mary O’ Shea may be the coolest Science Teacher EVAR. She knits AND she designs! She’s wicked! (I hope I used that right.)
When Mary isn’t teaching, she and her family run a prosperous small farm in North Orland, Maine.
I’m a city-girl, so the fact that this small operation successfully nourishes and provides for her family and friends year around is beyond impressive!
Her blog, Tullymongan Farm, chronicles her passions and it’s her way of staying in touch with friends and family that can’t be at arms reach as often as she’d like.
When Mary’s chores are done, she finds solace in knitting. Now, more than ever before she gets much satisfaction out of creating and making garments for her children.
Many of her designs showcase beautiful color work.
I love the idea of making a baby cap that shows off substantial knitting prowess. This cap is an heirloom, undoubtedly. And instead of it being in the stereotypical baby blues, pinks, and yellows, Mary totally had fun with it! She created something whimsical and light-hearted. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the little model is as cute as a button!
“Looking at this pattern is like watching cumulus clouds in the summer–searching for images in the sky. Depending on which variation you’re viewing, and where you’re coming from, you might see bare tree branches, arachnids, hearts, paper birch bark, subdivision layouts, circuit boards, arthropods, etc. What do you see?”
Isn’t that a great description? I see love of a craft. I see a lot of nature’s influence. I see passion for life and a desire to slow down and watch the seasons change. I see something that’s pretty wicked.