Vaccine-Envy - Definition Envy

Vaccine-Envy – It’s A Thing

When it comes to eligibility for a vaccine, I am a nobody. Status 1a? More like 2z it seems like. Vaccine-envy sets in quickly.

What Is Vaccine-Envy

If you are afflicted by this, there is no definitely necessary. You know what I’m talking about.

On a daily basis, I get calls or texts from family and friends who have gotten their first shot. I read a dozen or so posts on a daily basis on social media declaring victory by my social medial friends. There are stories of States where they’ve lowered the age criteria for 1a status to 60 years old.

I feel left out.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not begrudging anyone their good fortune. In the definition of of “envy” it is definitely discontent, not resentment.

But I do look forward to the day when I can go out to a restaurant again. Or not have rage at the selfish shitbags who don’t wear masks in public places. Or, on a more positive note, visit my mom.

Mostly, I long to re-join the men’s knitting community at the men’s knitting retreats.

And I definitely won’t be doing that until I’m vaccinated. Or much of anything else except Zoom meetups and knitting at home.

Current Knitting

Speaking of knitting at home…I finished the latest Activity Cap.


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This is the one I lost “yarn chicken” to earlier this week. So I kept the inner liner of the brim in the royal blue and knit the rest using a gray/green yarn.

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Quite pleased with how it turned out.

I also finished the pair of half-finger gloves.

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And started a new pair.

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I will try to build up an inventory of these gloves on the craft show web site. There are two sizes (Small/Medium and Medium/Large). This latest pair is going to be the smaller size.


5 comments on “Vaccine-Envy – It’s A Thing

  1. I can sympathize with the vaccine envy as I see so many similar posts. And, I just saw the first of what I think will be many announcements on what being vaccinated means for the future – Celebrity Cruises will only allow vaccinated adults with an option for children under 18 to have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arriving in the embarkation island. A reminder that there WILL be restrictions on the unvaccinated for the immediate future as far as travel is concerned. Not that I was planning on any traveling before being fully vaccinated and past the waiting period for immunity, but still. So we wait.

    1. Thanks for this…I hadn’t heard. I also think that it’s going to be interesting at grocery stores, Costco, etc. when there is no mask mandate for the vaccinated. Will they have to show proof? I can’t imagine this transition is going to be an easy one with so many assholes emboldened by the U.S.’s POS former POTUS

  2. I’m a teacher. I get my second next week. I absolutely understand vaccine envy and I 100% get the rage. There are so many simple things I would like to do. I can’t wait to hug my students, even the big ones. I can’t wait to hug my friends. I have a huge Goldie pup that gives me hugs. But I miss my humans. Especially when my husband is a shit which he is right now.

    I’m a native New Yorker in a small town in Wisconsin. I don’t think I ever met a Republican until I landed here. I love the peace and quiet. I love that I have a garden and that life is simple. But DAMN the level of stupid is stunning. There are these beautiful, intelligent, loving Wisconsinites interspersed with the dumbest of the dumb. Walking Darwin awards. How did people get so stupid? I’m a teacher. We teach the shit out of diversity, civics, media consumerism. Is it for naught?

    I sew and knit and wait till the earth is ready for planting. I focus on that because I have to put the rage to bed. It literally made me sick. I always love the photos you post of the men’s retreat. Because the faces are always so gentle. It’s a powerful trait that is absent today in so many men and boys. Our world desperately needs a new, living, breathing definition of masculinity. I don’t know why I’m crying right now but I know it wears those faces of those knitters.

    So get to it Joe! That retreat is more important than ever.

    Love Jacquie

    P.S. I LOVE the hat pattern!

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