More than a week ago I received a large bag filled with lovely balls of yarn from the Italian yarn producer, Mondial organized by their Scandinavian agent, a former yarn company owner himself, Thomas Kvist (read: yarn ambassador de luxe). Mondial is one of the oldest yarn companies in Europe, located in the city of Brescia, set between Milan and Verona. If you need yet another reason in addition to Mondial’s yarn shop that is, I found several more here: All of Italy in one city – youtube. The only reason I have not started knitting with any of these luscious balls is the upcoming photo shoot, which seemed ages away when the date was set, but now only a week away. I will reveal more about the photo shoot when I am allowed to. As I am sure you can guess, it was easy to pick a number of favorites among these balls including the complete Deluxe series. I can finally try out knitting with fibers I have yet to test like Angora (yes, it is responsibly sourced), and try out Mondial’s Cashmere, merino wool and Perle: In both Italian and Norwegian it means pearl as well as bead – perfect for this gorgeous beaded yarn mix. A large selection of their yarns are already available in Norway at Flamingo Garn og Hobby at Gressvik near Fredrikstad, Perle is available at Tjorven in Oslo – do look at the beautiful shades of this yarn – and the number of yarn shops selling Mondial yarn is rising. I also loved looking at their pattern booklets for immaculate Italian styling, see more at this American online store: Knittingfever.com/brand/mondial. Now, I am ready to visit Mondial & Brescia!