i knew wool piilled, it never occurred to me cotton would too, but that makes total sense!
i actually bought Oreck's fabric shaver, A little on the steep side for such an item at around $20, but it's something I feel absolutely safe touching my knits and it does a great job!
Thanks all! Although my gauge is insanely off with this yarn as opposed to like Sugar n Creme, I still REALLY love it, am actually contemplating making the Vanilla Pullover from Knit Picks for myself out of it! It's SO SOFT!!!! I can't wait to wash it!