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In a universe of weird competitions, it substantially doesn’t get most foreigner than a first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship that took place Thursday in Finland.
The charge was simple: Showcase your needlework skills while jamming out to complicated steel music.
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“It’s absurd though it’s so most fun,” pronounced Heather McLaren, an engineering Ph.D. tyro who trafficked to Joensuu, Finland, from Scotland for a competition. “When we saw there was a multiple of complicated steel and knitting, we suspicion ‘that’s my niche.’”
The foe drew about 200 people, including complicated steel fans in a nation where a low-pitched genre is really popular.
“In Finland, it’s really dim in a wintertime, so maybe it’s in a roots. We’re a bit melancholic, like a rhythm,” Mark Pyykkonen, one of a judges of a competition, said.
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Participants in a foe came from 9 countries, including a U.S., Japan, and Russia.
It was a five-person Japanese organisation named Giga Body Metal who won a title. The group put on a uncover featuring sumo wrestlers and a male dressed in a kimono.
The Japanese group Giga Body Metal reacts with a prize after being crowned Heavy Metal Knitting universe champions with a uncover featuring crazy sumo wrestlers and team-leader Manabu Kaneko dressed in a normal Japanese kimono knitting. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
“It’s a good release,” Elise Schut said.
Schut, a 35-year-old helper from Michigan, achieved in a foe with her 71-year-old mom and 64-year-old family crony Beth Everson.
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And don’t worry, if we missed out on this year’s competition, a organizers have already announced skeleton for a second universe championship subsequent summer.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.