I have been using a glitter yarn to crochet a shawl. The first ball was fine, the second one has turned my fingers green!! It is almost finished; I have only the neck to do and now I am worried that if I wear it I will have some reaction.
My mother recently gave me some quite scary looking black and silver ribbon-type yarn, I think I shall follow my own advice before deciding how to use it. My first thought was to knit my own robot, when I saw it.
Thank you for your replies. Yes, I had wondered about washing it, but I am scared I will ruin the shawl, I had never made anything like it before, it was quite a challenge. My husband has done a bit of research and thinks the wool has 'nickel silver' in it and the green is the oxidation of the copper.