Forget Euro soccer. Screw the Olympics. This is the competition that really matters this summer.
Despite the pandemic, those crazy Finns have pulled off another World Heavy Metal Knitting Championship, awarding the crown to the entry from The Netherlands. Resurrection of the Knitting Witch best all comers based on attitude, originality of the performance, the story of the submitted video, and the je ne sais quoi-ness of “heavyknittinghood.” Yeah, I know. It’s a subjective thing.
Second place when to Shveiia, the entry from Russia.
England’s Venom Wool finished third.
Canada’s representative, Rock Vandal, did not reach the podium.
But they weren’t alone because there were a total of 12 acts from eight countries. Germany, Japan, and the US also failed in their attempts for glory.
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably confused about what I’m prattling on about. I quote from the organizers: “Heavy Metal Knitting is about combining handicrafts and heavy metal music in a unique way. For the Heavy Knitting Online World Championships, the competitors sent their competition videos during the qualification round. Twelve best acts rated by the qualification round jury were competing for the title at the final event.”
Please enjoy this video record of the event.