WATCH: There was a Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in Finland... wtf?

funny shit 13/07/2022

What do you do when you have a heavy metal gig at 9, but you're hanging out with grandma at 10?

You heavy metal knit. 

Turns out, the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship is a thing, and the videos of it are even more bizzare than it sounds. 

Firstly, what the hell is heavy metal knitting? The competition's Facebook page explains:

"In heavy metal knitting, needlework and music become united like never before. On the same stage … there's heavy metal music and knitting shaking hands. Knitting to the rhythm of heavy metal music can be compared to playing air guitar."

Weird flex but alrighty then.

This contest has been going on for three years, with this years championship taking place last Friday in Finland.

The rules for the competition are fairly simple. Every group must have knitting needles held in at least one member's hands for the duration of the performance, a proper knitting project must be on the needles, and knitting must be done at some point during the performance. 

The best part? They livestreamed the whole competition for your viewing pleasure. 

We bet you're dying to know who won this year, right? 

The UK group 'String Thing' took out this years win, with Scottish and Indian group 'Woolfumes' coming in second place. 

Who knew that this was a thing?

If you're looking for a new hobby, love a bit of heavy metal and you're a keen knitter, maybe this could be the hobby for you.