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The Ultimate Fuzz Remover by Gleener – Review, Giveaway, and Coupon Code!

I sneaked this on my instagram last week, but I’m SO excited to share with you my review of The Ultimate Fuzz Remover by Gleener because, spoiler alert, it’s amazing.

What You Get!

What You Get!

Grabbed from the Gleener site, here is what you get when you order the Ultimate Fuzz Remover – 3 different edges that fit onto the tool with the lint remover and a bag to keep it all in. I got the fun yellow color called Sunny & Chere from their new Mod Squad collection of colors, which are all really fun!

The Ultimate Fuzz Remover from Gleener - Sunny & Chere

The Ultimate Fuzz Remover from Gleener – Sunny & Chere

So what is The Ultimate Fuzz Remover? Here is mine! It’s a pretty good sized tool with a small head on one end and a larger head on the other.

Interchangeable Edges

Interchangeable Edges

The small end is the lint remover end – it comes with 3 different interchangeable heads that click on for different fabrics. Here I’m using the serious big time wool remover!

Lint Brush

Lint Brush

The other end has a standard lint brush feel to it that, according to the Gleener site, is a “handy lint brush to remove pet hair and lint from clothing and upholstery”. This is the second step in the process, so you use the small head first and finish with the lint remover for any leftover pesky lint balls.

My Axial!

My Axial!

So the reason I first reached out about the Ultimate Fuzz Remover was my Axial Cardigan, from last year’s fall Holla Knits Collection. As you can see it’s in rough shape! Because I basically wear it constantly.

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One Half Fuzz Remover-ed!

I took the very serious wool head and Fuzz Remover-ed half of it – and LOOK at that PIC! I removed that huge fuzz ball from just half the sweater, and look at how amazing it looks compared to the other side! It’s like night and day.

All Done!

All Done!

When I went ahead and did the rest of it I got that huge ball of fuzz and look at that fabric!

It Looks Like a New Sweater!

It Looks Like a New Sweater!

It seriously looks like a totally new sweater. I was FLOORED by how well it worked – I hadn’t been able to get any of those pills off with any other product I used – I’ve got a standard electric shaver that didn’t touch it. I was about to take scissors to it! I’m so so happy with how amazing my Axial looks again.

Block Island Sweater

Block Island Sweater

At that point I just wanted to Ultimate Fuzz Remover everything in my house, so I pulled out my Block Island sweater that I had been wearing a lot of, which has some pills as you can see, but it wasn’t in any kind of dire circumstance like my Axial.

Just Kinda Fuzzy

Just Kinda Fuzzy

It was just generally kinda fuzzy.

Fuzz Remover-ed!

Fuzz Remover-ed!

I shaved it and it looks so sharp now! Look at that little pill ball!

So Sharp!

So Sharp!

You can really see here how crisp the colorwork looks, where before it was getting a little fuzzy around the edges. So amazing!

Gleener FURNiture Brush

Gleener FURniture Brush

Another fun tool I got was the Gleener FURniture Brush, which is just that! You use it on your furniture and it takes the pet hair away. With a dog and cat around there is just a lot of hair in my house. This attachment just wraps right around the lint remover end of your Ultimate Fuzz Remover and you’re ready to start removing hair from your furniture!

Velma's Stool

Velma’s Stool

We’ve got a stool that my cat Velma loves to sleep on – it’s right by the window and the heater! And this picture shows the stool actually pretty clean. We usually use those disposable lint rollers on it before we have a guest over. I hate using those because they are so wasteful, but they get the stool the cleanest. And, as you can see, not really that clean!

Like Holy Crap Clean

Like Holy Crap Clean

So CLEARLY the FURniture Brush absolutely KILLED the hair and fuzz on the stool – can you believe how clean it is?! It’s so amazing!

Obviously I love this product. It’s easily the best pill remover I’ve ever tried and the way the FURniture Brush works is just icing on the cake. I could seriously not recommend this product enough! You need one. You need to buy one for everyone you know.

Giveaway! Coupon Code! Flat Rate Shipping!

Gleener has been so so generous and offered an Ultimate Fuzz Remover to one lucky reader! Please comment on this post and tell me which of the fun new Mod Squad colors is your favorite. You’ve got until Tuesday November 17th to enter as I’ll be announcing the winner on Nov 18th. This giveaway is limited to readers in the US and Canada, please. Good luck!

Can’t wait? Use coupon code SWEATSHOP10 for 10% off your order at Gleener.com and they’re offering flat rate shipping of $3.99 now through Christmas! I’ll also remind everyone next week about this so you can order once you find out if you’ve won or not. The coupon code is also good through Christmas!

A HUGE thank you to Victoria at Gleener for sending me the Ultimate Fuzz Remover and FURniture Brush, and for the giveaway and coupon code. I’m so happy to be able to share it with my readers! It’s amazing!

YarnTalk Episode 11: Vogue Knitting Live with Bristol Ivy and Vickie Howell!

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Yay YARNTALK DAY! This one is an extra special episode coming at you from Vogue Knitting Live Chicago!

I snagged Bristol Ivy between classes for a quick designer crush interview AND I snagged Vickie Howell to talk about Yarnspirations amazing work with Caron United and Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation‘s push to make the worlds biggest stocking.  Women were assembling donated blankets to create the stocking during the show!

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Vickie and friend in action!

Leah and Heidi pick their favorites from the show, too. They’re great!

SCARY! + Velma

SCARY! + Velma

Me&Vickie

Me and Vickie and Block Island!

You get TWO sweaters in one this episode – I wore my Velma sweater from Holla Knits Fall 2014 to interview Bristol and my Block Island Sweater from Knitscene Fall 2014 to talk to Vickie Howell!

This week you can win a copy of a Bristol Ivy pattern of your choice from her independent designs!

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Catch the episode below and let us know what you think!

#TSOLKAL is Over! Check Out all These Great FOs!

Congrats to everyone who finished a project during my knit along! I had a fantastic time knitting along with everyone and watching your projects come together, so let’s see them all together!

kparise

kparise’s W+S Lace Striped Sweater

sweatshopoflove's Block Island Sweater

sweatshopoflove’s Block Island Sweater

FionaeHarvey's Bristlecone Pullover

FionaeHarvey’s Bristlecone Pullover

kjbanman's Baby Sweater Buffet

kjbanman’s Baby Sweater Buffet

mamatronic's Liaison Tee

mamatronic’s Liaison Tee

stefaniegrrr's Excelsior

stefaniegrrr’s Excelsior

eimc's Baby Sweater Buffet

eimc’s Baby Sweater Buffet

JanuaryYarns' Ridgewood Reversible Shawlette

JanuaryYarns’ Ridgewood Reversible Shawlette

yondercrawdad's Heraldry

yondercrawdad’s Heraldry

JanuaryYarns' Block Island Pullover

JanuaryYarns’ Block Island Pullover

dnice515's Only Way to Scarf

dnice515’s Only Way to Scarf

mmisissi's Baby Sweater Buffet

mmisissi’s Baby Sweater Buffet

 

Find these projects on ravelry here, from top to bottom: kparise’s W+S Lace Striped Sweatersweatshopoflove’s Block Island PulloverFionaeHarvey’s Bristlecone Pullover Kjbanman’s Baby Sweater Buffetmamatronic’s Liaison Teestefaniegrrr’s Excelsior,  eimc’s Baby Sweater BuffetJanuaryYarns’ Ridgewood Reversible Shawletteyondercrawdad’s HeraldryJanuaryYarns’ Block Island Pulloverdnice515’s Only Way to Scarf, and MmeSissi’s Baby Sweater Buffet.

I’ll be dishing out grand prizes this week, so keep your eye on my ravelry group to see how they are handed out. Thanks so much again to those of you who knit along with us! I can’t wait to knit together again soon.

FOs Galore! Block Island, Boyfriend Hat, and Han Solo

Let’s get right to it! First up I finished my Block Island Sweater and I’m CRAZY IN LOVE!

Block Island Sweater

Block Island Sweater

The size is EXACTLY what I wanted! It’s roomy and cozy – perfect for how cold it’s been lately!

Super Graphic and Awesome

Super Graphic and Awesome

So Toasty Warm!

So Toasty Warm!

I love the color combination I ended up with. It’s very different than what I usually pick – it looks black and white in these pictures, but it’s actually very dark blue and very light blue. It was hard to capture on camera, but in person you can see it. I LOVE how bold it is!

Pattern: Block Island Sweater by Allyson Dykhuizen

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Midnight Heather and Clarity

Needles: Size 7 and size 5 cirs and dpns

Ravelry Project Page

Shane's Boyfriend Hat! And Champ

Shane’s Boyfriend Hat! And Champ

I also finished Shane’s Boyfriend Hat that I had been working up for his birthday! He loves it and has been wearing it ever since I gave it to him!

Birthday Present: Success!

Birthday Present: Success!

This is a pretty fantastic pattern, and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a basic hat to knit for your dude. Those are pretty hard to come by, so go queue it right now! Really!

Pattern: The Boyfriend Hat by Purl Soho

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Ash and Asphalt Heather

Needles: Size 3 cirs and dpns

Ravelry Project Page

Han Solo Cross Stitch!

Han Solo Cross Stitch!

On to the cross stitch FOs since I just can’t help myself! I stitched this up as a Christmas present for my brother – isn’t it fantastic?! I cannot take the credit for this design, but I had to get a little skeeze to create it myself, unfortunately. I pinned this pin for the pattern ages ago, but when I click on the link it took me to an etsy shop error page. When I searched the designer on etsy she says her shop is closed, but when I go to pixiestitches.com it takes me to this etsy shop that doesn’t have the pattern listed. So I think this is a Pixie Stitches design, but I’m not sure because it’s not available anymore I don’t think, so I just kind of looked at the picture and charted it out myself. I would love to pay someone for this though! So if this is your design and I stole it from you, I’m so sorry! And please tell me how to pay you!

But I totally killed it, right?! It turned out SO cool and I know my brother is going to love it!

Cross Stitch Ornaments: Dove

Cross Stitch Ornaments: Dove

AND last but not least, I finished my 3rd ornament from the Satsuma Street Christmas Ornament set! And the dove might be my favorite one yet.

One Little WIP: Gift Wrap Stocking!

One Little WIP: Gift Wrap Stocking!

AAANNDDD I’m working on my second Gift Wrap Stocking! This time with green as the MC. If you missed it, my red stocking is here. And there is more cross stitch there, too!

WHEW! I’m feeling pretty damn accomplished over here! I hope you guys are checking a million things off your to do list, too!

#TSOLKAL Week 6 in Review

With two weeks to go, a lot of project were shared on the forums this week! Knitters are finishing up their sweaters and gaining speed toward the end of those never ending sleeves. So I’ve got a TON to share! Yay!

JanuaryYarns Block Island

JanuaryYarns Block Island

OhDoogs Block Island

OhDoogs Block Island

yondercrawdad's Heraldry

yondercrawdad’s Heraldry

All the sweaters are nearing the end! And the FOs posted this week are beautiful, too:

mamatronic's Liaison Tee

mamatronic’s Liaison Tee

FionaeHarvey's Bristlecone

FionaeHarvey’s Bristlecone

kjbanman's Baby Sweater Buffet

kjbanman’s Baby Sweater Buffet

stefaniegrrr's Excelsior

stefaniegrrr’s Excelsior

Congrats to those of you who finished!

Sleeves Finished!

Sleeves Finished!

Loving all the Patterns!

Loving all the Patterns!

Me? I’ve got two finished sleeves! Now I’ve just got to free up my size 5 circular so I can finish the neckband. One downside to having a million WIPs on the needles!

Remember, KAL-ers! You’ve got until Sunday November 30th to post your finished projects to qualify for prizes. Plenty of time! Happy knitting!