Sock by Kim Adrian
Who ponders the sock? As knitters, it's likely we quite often do!
This common object is something people tug on and take off daily with hardly a thought. Unraveling the garment's history, construction, and use, Kim Adrian's Sock reintroduces us to our own bodies-vulnerable, bipedal, and flawed.
Sock reminds us that extraordinary secrets live in mundane material realities, and shows how this floppy, often smelly, sometimes holey piece of clothing, whether machine-made or hand-knit, can also serve as an anatomy lesson, a physics primer, a love letter, a weapon, a fetish, and a fashion statement.
A wonderful little book revealing the hidden life of the everyday.