Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Benefits of a Close Shave

Every knitter should have one - a good sweater shaver that is.  I took these photos to demonstrate the difference.  These two photos are the underarm area of my somewhat recently completed 'Lady Kina'.  Just look at those white pills.  For some reason the pills were white, not grey.  I'm guessing its because its a blend, and only the wool part of the fiber pilled.  I could be wrong on this count.   I should ask about it on the knitter's review boards.  Clara Parkes knows a lot about yarn!

 Here are my lovely Malabrigo Robot mittens.  The mitten on the right hasn't had its shave yet.  It almost looks blurry.  There weren't a whole lot of actual pills, but more like a fuzzy greyish halo around the mitten.  And again, I'm guessing grey since the orange and blue fibers must have pilled equally to create grey.
And another photo of 100% wool mittens that have a fuzzy pilly thing going on.  These are Aimee's mittens.  She was very pleased that they now look brand new.


Tweedlebug said...

I've been thinking about getting a sweater-shaver (I have a few things that could definitely benefit from it), and have been wondering how to pick one. What sort do you recommend?

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

Wow! Nice Stuff you make with your stash!!