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.
Have you ever used a sweater shaver before? I can't believe I never knew they existed. I assume it's to be used sparingly, since it actually shaves the clothes (duh). In addition to the little white pills, there was a lot of blue when I emptied the shaver. I don't care, though. I'm so excited! My sweaters are going to look brand new this year.