Allow me to introduce you to Lady Eleanor, from Scarf Style. I used 12 skeins of Noro Silk Garden on size 8 needles. It's not easy being your own photographer, so the pics don't really do her justice. I took these inside (...at night...in an antique glass mirror...), so you'll have to take my word for it, but the colors in this yarn are positively luminous in natural light. At first I was underwhelmed by this colorway, but in the end, I'm really glad I chose #82. The fact that I don't wear shawls suddenly occurred to me, about 7 or 8 skeins into it, but I think I'll actually wear this one. I'm glad I purchased the extra skeins so that I can tie it in the front. It's very cozy and warm and kind of romantic looking. (Lady Eleanor and I couldn't be more different!) My only complaint is that Silk Garden is full of sticks and bark and twigs and leaves and branches and berries and rocks and probably small animals. Maybe that's just the "Garden" part of the yarn. But it's worth it. This is definitely one of my most satisfying knits.