My new apartment's carpet, while very nice, seems to have odd regenerative properties. I will explain. We moved in a few weeks ago, and I have constantly picked up loose little lint-like pieces of carpeting, for disposal. Three or four days later, the little lint balls- dubbed "tumble-lint" by yours truly- return, often in greater numbers. Am I disrupting some kind of carpet ecosystem? Do I just need to vacuum? Is my carpet possessed by an ancient Hittite Warlord, in revenge for his defeat at the hands of the Chaldeans? Please help. Geoff has my number.