Oh, those Finns. After emerging from yet another dark, cold winter, they’re determined to have as much summer fun as they can.
Yesterday (July 11), the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship was held in the city of Joensuu. The goal is to knit something while dancing and moving to metal music. Points for style, enthusiasm and outrageousness.
Why metal? Because according to statistics, Finland has more metal bands per capita than any other country on earth. For every 100,000 citizens, there are 50 metal bands.
This year, competitors came from nine countries: Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Israel, the US, Japan and the UK. (Canada! Where are you? We need to solve this knitting gap!)
The overall winner? These guys.