the lilly brush

Friday, March 08, 2013

Save our sweaters?  Yes, please!  I need something to do just that.  I get so bummed when my sweaters pill.  Who doesn't!  Especially our hand knit beauties.  All that hard work, time and love, and then they can look old and worn with just a few wears.  Ugh.  
I have tried several things to de-pill but when I tried the Lilly Brush, I fell in love.  It's so gentle.  No razor to cut the fibers.  Just a gentle stroke and off come the "balls".  
I tried to photograph one of my "balliest" hand knit sweaters.  I also have cashmere and for some reason, I feel like the newer cashmere sweaters pill easier than my old ones.  
Truly.  This thing is my new favorite toy!
The Lilly Brush works on lint and removing pet hair, too.   It can be used on all natural fibers including cotton, wool, cashmere, angora, hemp and alpaca.  It's hand washable, fits in your purse, and will last for years.  AND, it comes in two colors.

The sweet peeps over at the Lilly Brush would like to save your sweaters!  They would like to giveaway a lilly brush to one of my readers.  Please leave a comment before Monday, March 11, 5 pm EST, and I'll have the random generator choose a number/name.

And if you just can't wait to get those sweaters looking like new you can order one here.  You'll be having fun in no time!  (I pretty much think every knitter should have a lilly brush.  And non knitters, too!)

Enjoy your weekend!

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210 comments

  1. Pick me! This winter my handknit socks have holes and my sweaters have pills! I've beenwondering what the best de-piller is!
    Kim

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  2. throw my name in the hat! we could really use one of those.

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  3. Yes, please! This is just what I've been needing.

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  4. I'd love to have one of these, the pills drive me bonkers! Thank you!

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  5. I think my socks would appreciate being spruced up.

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  6. I was just looking at my favorite sweater yesterday, thinking I really needed to get rid of the pills. Include me please.

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  7. I would love to try this on my handknits, and a boiled wool blazer. The best part is-no batteries!

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  9. Pilling is no fun!! Hope I win this

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  10. What a great gadget.

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  11. Great idea!!! I really need one of those!!!

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  12. Anonymous3/08/2013

    I would love to try this! I bet your newer cashmere sweaters are pilling more easily because the quality of cashmere has been changing. Partly this is because it is more popular and growers aren't all focusing on quality - at least not all are.

    Angelbis

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  13. this would be so wonderful!! I need one of these for sure!! Thank your for the chance to win!!!!

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  14. I've been looking for the perfect tool to do this! I hope I win!

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  15. Thank you for this wonderful chance to rescue beloved sweaters. Please toss my name in the hat. Many thanks.

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  16. I would love to try this on my handknits. Thank you!

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  17. I would love this for my sweater and my boys could use it to remove dog hair from the school fleeces.

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  18. Oh do I ever need this. Hope I win. rpshandATnsDOTsympaticoDOTca

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  19. Kathleen3/08/2013

    The Lily Brush sounds fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. What a great new find. All our sweaters are sighing with relief.

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  21. I would love to give it a try, I have some sweaters I haven't worn in ages because they are too pilly.

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  22. Anonymous3/08/2013

    This looks like a great little item to have, would love to win!

    -Ravnejenta on Ravelry

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  23. I'd love to have this! Just started knitting my own sweaters and I love wearing them but hate those pills! This looks like a great solution!

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  24. This sounds and looks like just the thing - thanks for showing us!

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  25. Funny, I was looking for a solution because my coat have so mainy bullies...

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  26. This sound like a great idea! I think I need one

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  27. This is a great post! I have been looking for a "de-pill-er". My husband bought me a gorgeous wool sweater for Christmas which I wore repeatedly because it was so warm and comfy for winter! However, after just a few wears, it has already pilled up. We are both disappointed. I would love to restore it to looking like new.

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  28. I've been looking for something gentle enough to deal with a fine gauge cashmere sweater; maybe this is it! Thanks for the info!

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  29. Good to know you give it a thumbs up. I was just mentioning to my husband that we needed some type of sweater razor/saver!

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  30. The before and after pictures are so dramatic! I'd find plenty of uses for this.

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  31. hah! i've been complaining about this very thing lately! great to hear about an effective option! i'd love to give the lilly brush a go. thank you both!

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  33. of course I need one! thank you. maybaby23 on Rav

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  34. Oooo great gadget! :)

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  35. I've been searching for a something that really works to remove those pills without damaging the sweaters! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  36. It's so small! Can you show us a before and after? This is very useful!

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  37. Oh I NEED one of these!!!

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  38. Thank you very much for the introduction to the Lilly Brush. Of course, I'd like to win one to see how it gently works its wonders.

    xo

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  39. Oh these are not here in the UK... i'd love a chance to win please... I'd love to be bobble free!!

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  40. This is genius. I used to have one of those battery operated sweater pill shavers. Yeah, that's embarrassing to admit. Great giveaway!

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  41. I have about 10 sweaters that could use that brush, thanks for the chance

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  42. I would love to win the Lilly Brush to replace that awful sweater "razor" that does not work. This looks great.

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  43. I'm intrigued. It really doesn't damage the fabric at all? I think those sweater stones are so awful.

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  44. This is just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. 1tasalter@windstream.net3/08/2013

    would love to try this!

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  46. this is literally exactly what i need. i've tried EVERYTHING

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  47. This look wonderful! How handy!

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  48. In the never-ending battle between me and pilly sweaters, this looks like an excellent weapon!

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  49. Anonymous3/08/2013

    What a wonderful little gadget. Please pick me.

    deblyn153 on rav

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  50. it takes care of not only pills but lint and dog hair!!!
    I must have one of these ; ) you would understand if you saw a picture of my big hairy yet loveable dog.

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  51. I would love to make quick work of removing pills on some of my sweaters. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Yes please! I have a sweater shaver but I've never been terribly impressed with it. This one looks promising and it doesn't use batteries!

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  53. I am very interested in this tool - I've always been too scared to hold a battery-operated cutting thing too close to my knitwear. This seems like a much better approach!

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  54. I saw this in a recent knitting magazine (Vogue, I think), and I wondered to myself if this was too good to be true. After your glowing review, I am going to have to try this out!!

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  55. I'd love to give that a try.

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  56. Looks like a great product!

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  57. Would love to try it!

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  58. Oh goodness, I need one of these. I've been de-pilling by hand!

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  59. I really could use a lily brush. I have several sweaters that have started to pill. It would be nice to clean them up.

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  60. My head popped up,when you said that this brush worksmon pet hair. My miniature dachsie isna hair machine!

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  61. That would be great for all the dog hair in my house.

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  62. This sounds like a genius idea

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  63. Oh, yes, sign me up!

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  64. Such an awesome give-away! I have so many sweaters that this would save.

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  65. Oh, I need one of these. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. Interesting - I live with the pills for fear of taking blades to sweaters, esp cashmere. I just spent a great deal of time trying to painstakingly repair a girlfriend's beloved cashmere sweater that got eaten by an electric pill shaver.

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  67. Removes both pills and pet hair? Yes, please! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. This looks like a great product, I'd love to give it a try!

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  69. That really does look like a great project! I'd love to add one to my "laundry / care" routine. g

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  70. Okay, this little tool looks amazing.
    Thank you SO MUCH for telling us about it!
    Yay for cute and useful gadgets that really work!

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  71. Removes cat hair? Oh, I -need- one of those!

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  72. I'd love one to de-pill my sweaters, and some of my furniture! Looks awesome.

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  73. This looks great, I would love to try it!

    Rav: GingerLee25

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  74. This seems pretty brilliant! I have a shaver, but it runs on batteries which isn't very efficient. I'm also a little afraid of all the fibers catching fire!

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  75. Oh my gosh, yes! I need one of those! I haven't found anything that really works well, and my kiddos sweaters especially always get very pill-y.

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  76. I have tried nearly everything on the market, and I'm not satisfied with the results.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the brush.

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  77. Oh - I've love one of those, I'm forever picking fuzz off my favourite sweater!

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  78. That is a brilliant device, and I would love to own one.

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  79. pet hair AND pills! Count me in.

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  80. Neat! This looks great. I've been disappointed with both my Sweater Stone and my sweater shaver.

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  81. I need one of these!

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  82. Sounds like a must have!

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  83. Cool! I have used various sweater depilling tools and I have discovered that every sweater is so unique that what works on one does not do anything for another. I would love to try a new tool :)

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  84. I do have some pilly sweaters and socks, but you had me at "pet fur." 2 dogs and 3 cats - yes, please!

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  85. Oh! For sure! My husband has a bunch of sweaters that pill like crazy! I've tried those little shavers, and they just don't work very well. I'd love one. :)

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  86. I'd love to have this brush. I have a couple of sweaters that really pill and drive me crazy.

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  87. Looks good! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  88. Always looking for a solution to this problem.

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  89. Rondel3/08/2013

    Yes Indeed I would love this! Yet to find one of these that I actually like!

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  90. Vixknitz3/08/2013

    Would love to try this!

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  91. This looks like a great sweater tool and I'm always looking for ways to reduce the cat hair on my clothes! Thank you for the opportunity to win one.

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  92. This sounds like just what I need.

    Julie

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  93. I've recently heard about these and have only heard great things. I could certainly use one as I keep volunteering to pull all the pills off of everyone's sweaters and scarves.

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  94. Please put me into the mix

    Roslyn

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  95. Yes, please and thank-you.

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  96. Totally would love to save my sweaters!

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  97. OMG who knew you had so many friends to knit with?! My chances are nil, but like all the other girls, wow this is a wonderful invention! I want one! Have a lovely day...x

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  98. Shauna3/08/2013

    Looks like a great little tool! Would love to try it out!

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  99. What a great tool! It looks like it works great and is very convenient to use, store, and care for.

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  100. Oooo, that tool would not go to waste around here.

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  101. WOW! Sounds pretty neat. I have quite a few sweaters that could use a Lilly Brush.

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  102. Your timing is perfect! I was so annoyed about the pills on a cashmere sweater after just 2 wears. Pick me please!

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  103. i really need one of these!

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  104. I would love to try this - I have tried many other things to get rid of the "pills", but none have worked well.

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  105. I would LOVE to win this. I have so many sweaters that have pilled and I no longer wear. Winning this would be like getting a new wardrobe because I could wear sweaters I haven't worn in ages due to how they look with all the pilling!
    debknits@hotmail.com

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  106. Anonymous3/08/2013

    Would love to give one a try - Shelly

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  107. i would love to win one!

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  108. This is exactly what I need for my handknit socks! Thanks, Deb

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  109. I need to get one of these. I made footed longies for my 1 yo and there are large pills all over. Too large for the sweater shaver I almost never use.

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  110. That is the coolest product ever!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Hope all is well with you!

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  111. Bridget in CT3/08/2013

    I would love to win one of these! I've never heard of them, but if they work better than those shavers, I'm very interested!

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  112. Yes, I need to depill and defuzz. Thanks!

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  113. Anonymous3/08/2013

    Yes, please!! I hate it when my hand knits pill.
    Diana B.

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  114. Doreen3/08/2013

    Would love to try this on knits...and cat hair! =^^=

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  115. Pug hair gets on everything!

    Knitonepugtwo @ gmail.com

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  116. What a cool little device! I'm always looking for ways to get rid of pills on my woolens and don't always have the best of luck with traditional solutions... willing to give this one a try!

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  117. Oh, that looks awesome & very effective! I have one of the razor type powered ones but it doesn't work very well, and I worry about damaging my hand knits.

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  118. what a wonderful product. I've tried several with no luck and would love to give this one a go - even if I don't win I think I'll get one ;)

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  119. I share the feeling, would love to de-pill my cardigan.

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  120. I need this! I have snipped threads in so many garments with one of those shaver thingies.

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  121. Would love to win this nifty brush since my sweaters been chillin with so mcch pillin. lol Chris

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  122. you're right...we all should have one...if I'm not the lucky one, I'll be looking to order one anyway (I hate pilling!!!) :(

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  123. I would love to win one of these!

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  124. colleen3/09/2013

    I would love one of these!

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  125. I would love a Lily Brush for my handknits!! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  126. This is excellent! Save me from my pilling knitwear!

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  127. Yes please! Fingers crossed that a lilly brush will come save my sweaters from pill-dom! :)
    Thanks!

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  128. Anonymous3/09/2013

    I have several sweaters that could really use the Lily Brush.

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  129. What did the sweater look like afterwards? I use the electric defuzzer and now you made me worried that it's cutting the fibers. This may be the answer.
    Jennifer

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  130. I'd love to try the Lilly brush.

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  131. I would love one of these--my handknit socks are covered in pills :(

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  132. Ooh, thanks for running this contest -- I'd love to try it out! It's SUCH a bummer when hand-knit sweaters pill!

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  133. Anonymous3/09/2013

    I want one! thanks.

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  134. Anonymous3/09/2013

    I enjoyed reading your blog...I would like to be entered into your contest...thank you

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  135. I could SO use one of these! Like you, I have not had great success removing pills, and have many sweaters that have a lot of life left in them, if I could just get rid of those darn things! I hope it's me!!

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  136. Could I be the lucky one this time? Pleeze??

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  137. Anonymous3/09/2013

    This brush is amazing,

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  138. Cool! I really enjoy your blog and would love to win this brush! Thanks for the opportunity!
    eandnsmom@yahoo.com

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  139. Heather M3/09/2013

    I would love to try one of these! I have tried the sweeter shavers and they don't work that great for me : /

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  140. I neeed one of these so bad. Please pick me :)

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  141. Great giveaway! I have a sweater shaving thingy and it always nips at my sweaters and has even left holes! This looks WAY better.

    andreaknits at yahoo dot com

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  142. love this!!! thanks for the offer and I can't wait to try one out - my sweaters are crying for a good once over!!!!

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  143. I'm someone who uses a disposable razor - I'd love to try something else!

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  144. It's a wonder-tool! Count me in! :) jvandis@optonline.net

    Thanks!

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  145. I would love to try this! I have been using a battery powered pill remover, and I would love to see if this works better.

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  146. save my sweaters too please - my angoras really need this brush:)

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  147. Marie D3/09/2013


    I've been snipping my pilly socks with my embroidery scissors; this handy dandy tool looks like something I could use.

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  148. Please add me to the drawing. I just checked out their site and the "before and after" pictures are incredible. Would love one of these.

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  149. What a great invention. I would love to win it!

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  150. YESSSSSS! I just loathe pills!!! If I don't win I will buy one!

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  151. Would love to be able to get rid of my sweaters bobbles! Thanks for the chance.

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  152. That looks fabulous and travel friendly!

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  153. Even if I don't win I'm buying one or two...for gifts. Thank you for sharing this.

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  154. I would love one of these!

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  155. nice alternative to the shaver and stone.

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  156. redrose3/09/2013

    I really need this gizmo!

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  157. I definitely need that!

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  158. Ohhhh, I'd love to win one!

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  159. Awesome!! What with being a knitter and sharing my home with two cats...the Lilly brush would come in VERY handy!

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  160. I absolutely need this. It looks fabulous

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  161. oh, yes, please! there's a light blue cashmere sweater that needs a good friend to shape her up.

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  162. Knittindivagirl3/10/2013

    Sounds like a knitter's Must Have! Pick Me! Pick Me,

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  163. I have a shaver but this looks even better! Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  164. Looks like a dream come true! The battery operated ones never seem to work that well... my socks could use a trim!

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  165. AWE-SOME. I need it.....

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  166. Been looking for a good tool for this purpose...always wish I could tell ahead of time if a yarn is going to pill alot.

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  167. I would love to try one of these!

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  168. I have some pilly handknits that could use this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  169. Oh, this looks like a wonderful tool! I got a Gleener for Christmas, works quite well, but the heads wear out over time. The Lilly Brush looks like it will last a long, long time. I recycle lots of sweaters, so a tool like this is a necessity : )

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  170. I would love to try a Lilly brush!

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  171. I love gadgets like these! Thanks for sharing!

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  172. I'd love to have one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  173. Deb S.3/10/2013

    I really need a Lilly brush!!

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  174. Anonymous3/10/2013

    I really need a Lilly brush.

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  175. How lovely! I've been wondering what to do on all my sweaters than have pilled beyond recognition!

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  176. I just put a hole in a favorite sweater with my old "de-piller."
    So, in desperate need of a new one that won't compromise my knits!

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  177. Very cool product! Thanks for the giveaway. I could really use one of those!

    girlknits on Ravelry
    girl.knits@gmail.com

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  178. Brilliant! spent yesterday defuzzing my favourite sweater this gadget is perfect.

    naismith81@yahoo.com

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  179. This looks like a wonderful idea! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  180. Definitely could use this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  181. Wow! That looks amazing! Please put my name in the pot!

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  182. i have been looking for one of these. i checked out the lily brush website and the shipping to canada cost more than the brush! yikes! i'd love to win one.

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  183. I'd love one of these.......I just gave away a few sweaters that had too much pilling.

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  184. Anonymous3/11/2013

    I hope I win this one!

    Thank you!

    Larisa

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  185. This would make my annual sweater cleaning process so much faster!

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  186. Thinks looks wonderful...you had me at Pet Hair!

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  187. I definitely need one of these!

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  188. I actually made a hole in a sweater using one of those stones for removing pills, so I'm happy to see there is a less harsh option out there!

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  189. yes please! I love finding new tools for handknits.

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  190. This is exactly what I've been searching for. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  191. Melissa3/11/2013

    I would love to win! Thanks!

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  192. Anonymous3/11/2013

    Whee! What a great item. Thanks for the chance.

    Nancy N (n2n on Ravelry)

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  193. This looks like a fantastic, yet compact, little product! My sweaters and other knits would be so thankful!

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