Finished Object: Mitts to go with a hat

I finished the hat in the autumn sometime, and the mitts a few days ago. All just improv pieces–no pattern. The yarn is SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Lady Grey. The colour is fabulous–a nice soft pale pale pale purple, with enough variegation to keep things interesting without being too much.

Links 122 & 123: On Marie Kondo and Emotional Labour

Please enjoy/ wince at these two good reads on the ways that Netflix’s ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ is both highlighting and obfuscating the emotional labour done by women in the home. I’m sure someone on Twitter has made the ‘declutter your husband’ joke that’s needed here.

The Emotional Labor on ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ Does Not Spark Joy [Romper]

‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ is Inadvertently About Women’s Invisible Labor [Vice]

Link 120: The Bezos Divorce

I have been following news of the Bezos divorce with great interest–the life of a woman involved with a start-up guy has a certain relevance to my current dating life–and think that this take by Louise Matsakis is a good one.

What MacKenzie Bezos needs to do now is take her half of the money, and start doing all the philanthropic work the Bezos’ should have been doing all along. Wouldn’t the greatest revenge on her cheating ex be to just… give it all away?

MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder [Wired]