However, this is how it goes. I got this yarn in the mail and, though I liked it, I wasn't over the moon or anything. Luanne was here and we had planned her visit so we could open this sock club package together and the pattern we both liked best was called Friendship. Cookie had some sentiment in mind when she commissioned the dyeing of the yarn - silver and gold blended together to represent the old Girl Scout song - "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold." Sorry for the ear worm.
Cookie put some thought into the stitch design as well. I'll quote her.
"The Friendship socks feature intricate intertwining cables in diverging and converging paths. These symbolize friendship to me -- whatever paths you may take, you’ll still be together."
So, these socks that I don't need because I have too many pair, made with yarn that I didn't need because I had too much already, became a new favorite pair because of friendship. Friends and family, after all, are pretty much the only important things. Socks are not at all important, but these turned into kind of an art piece and they fit well and are a good neutral color.