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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gleener Giveaway!

I know I've posted about this contraption before, and I swear I have no association with the company that makes this thing!

But if someone asked me to list my Top Five Tools for Knitters, this would FOR SURE be included.

Because really, if you're going to spend a wad of cash on yarn, then invest a whole bunch of your time making something, don't you want to be able to keep that thing looking nice as long as possible?



Last winter I took before and after pictures while I was de-fuzzing one of my sweaters.  NIGHT AND DAY, people!
<--- Yuck - nobody wants to wear a sweater covered with pills like this one!




                                                                           Good as new! --->

The Gleener kind of feels like a big razor.  You hold the middle of the handle and just drag it across the surface of your fabric, holding the fabric taut so the pills slough off easily.  The Gleener comes with 3 different detachable heads and the instructions (and some experimentation) will tell you which head works best for each type of fabric.  It's VERY easy to use, and it gives results that are far, far better than any of the other "sweater shaver"-type products I've tried in the past.








Now that I'm a few months into sweater season, I've had to get my Gleener out to shave a few of my more-often-worn sweaters.  And it occurred to me - maybe one of my blog readers needs of of these things!  So I stopped by Bed, Bath & Beyond and picked one up this morning.  Leave a comment below to enter your name in the drawing!  Make sure to put your e-mail address in the comment form so I can contact you if you're a winner.  Your e-mail address won't display, but it will allow me to click on your name and send you a congratulatory note if your name gets drawn!

I'll be promoting this giveaway on my Facebook business page, too, so you can enter your name more than once if you click over to that page, "Like" my business page, and "Share" the Gleener Giveaway post! (posted Jan 21 if you have to scroll through a few things to find it.)

I want to leave this post up for a couple weeks to give people a chance to enter, so I'll do the drawing on the day I release my February knitting pattern, which will likely be on Feb 3rd or 4th.

Good Luck & Happy Gleening!

34 comments:

  1. Wow, it did a great job on your sweater!

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  2. Does he work for thick wool sweaters, that are knitted generously, too? (No, I don't walk around with big see-through holes in my sweater!!!! But I have one with extremely thick wool...). Ati

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  3. Clever! It looks like it comes with a few different blades, do you think it would work well with light fingering almost lace weight yarn?

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  4. I would love a Gleener. I have 2 sweaters that pill every time I look at them, let alone wear them. The cheapo shaver I use is just not fit for the job.
    Beth

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  5. Fingers crossed that I win a Gleener!!

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  6. Ooh, sounds intriguing! All I have is a sweater stone that doesn't work very well, so this would be great to test out.

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  7. This sounds great. I hate to have the little pills on my knitted tops.

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  8. The Gleaner sounds perfect. I hate piling

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  9. I'd love to try the Gleener. I've heard good things about it! Thank you.

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  10. It looks a bit strange but did a fantastic job on your sweater!

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  11. This is a great product, I can't get one here so I'd love to get one to try out.

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  12. Thx for giving us a chance to win one of these handy gadgets!

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  13. This looks great! I have one of those battery-powered, rotary-blade sweater shavers and am not too thrilled with it. Mainly because the battery always seems to die when I need to depill something. If I don't win this, I may have to look at my own Bed Bath & Beyond for one of these.

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  14. Ooh I've been wanting to try this out! I followed you over from Anthropologie Knits; I'm glad to have found a new blog to check out! And I second Sheila above, if I don't win one I'll have to check out Bed Bath & Beyond, I didn't know they carried these

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  16. I remember using a razor on my oversized acrylic sweaters in high school! Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

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  17. Would love to give this a try!

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  18. I saw this on Amazon and definitely put it on my wish list! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

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  20. Looks like a great tool to have. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  21. I need one of those!
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been lamenting over the condition of some of my older sweaters lately - I know they're still good enough to donate to a shelter, they just don't LOOK like they are. KittenWhiplash on Ravelry.

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  23. Thanks you so much for the chance to receive one of these. Looks like it would work great on some of my older sweaters!

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  24. 'greatminds' on Rav.
    Nifty! Whether I win or not that one is noted for a 'what do we get mum gift'?! ;)
    Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Love this! I could really use to shave several of my pieces right now!

    -echospiritwarrior on Rav

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  26. What a nifty little tool. Thank you for sharing one with us. It will be a great addition to my tools for knitting!
    Also loved the demonstration, that sold me!
    ~knittingmom65 on Rav

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  27. What a great tool. I'm sure whoever wins it will have beautiful sweaters.

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  28. Looks awesome! My email address published though....dreachick2384 on rav

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  29. This looks awesome! I've meant to get a fabric shaver at some point... andreabrightside on Rav.

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  30. What a beautiful sweater - glad the pills were that easy to get rid of :) (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  31. What a fantastic tool, and the sweater is awesome.

    sherryglover1 on RAV

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