Earlier this week Hallie of Betty Beguiles posted her Sweater Care Plan. I have to say, I generally don’t do any of the things she listed. I’ve never hand washed a sweater. Even if a sweater says it’s supposed to be hand washed, I generally throw it in the washer on delicate and hope for the best.
I saw, though, she mentioned a sweater shaver for de-pilling. I’ve never heard of that. Once, in a department store I saw some little comb-like thing supposed to remove pills, but it didn’t look like it would work. I had no idea battery-operated ones existed. She linked to a travel one that was only $6, so I bought it.
It came yesterday. I have plenty of sweaters that need this, but I figured first I’d give it a real challenge. I got this sweatsuit for Paul in a box of clothes from eBay. Both the sweatshirt and pants were covered in little white pills. The outfit was unwearable. I thought I should probably just throw it away, but I can’t throw away anything ever. I didn’t even take a before shot since I thought nothing could save this outfit. A sweater shaver might be great but it’s not magic.
This is after I shaved half of the sweatshirt. I was stunned at how well it worked.