This week's question: The town of Joensuu in Finland recently hosted the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting Championships, which saw competitors knit onstage while head-banging to ear-bleeding riffs. If a heavy metal band were to record a song about the joy of knitting, what title could it give the track?
THE WINNER: "Enter Strandman"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont
SECOND PLACE: "(Don't Fear) The Weaver"
Jason Schnuit, Santa Monica, California
THIRD PLACE: "Welcome to My Knitmare"
Barbara Race, Dowagiac, Michigan
"Whole Lotta Weaving"
Henry L. Vruwink, Asheboro, North Carolina
"Welcome to the Tangle"
Peter Gordon, Great Neck, New York
"Master of Sock Puppets"
Doug Lindberg, Bradenton, Florida
"Sweet Textile O' Mine"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"Back in Blanket"
Alyson Woodard, Merced, California
Mitch Tobin, Chicago
"Purls, Purls, Purls"
Stuart Burkhoff, Great Neck, New York
Jake Miller, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
"You Hook Me All Night Long"
Rich Clark, Evanston, Illinois
Kate Retzlaff, Milwaukee
"Darn to Be Wild"
Steve Smargon, Grass Lake, Michigan
Karen Stelling Farina, Chicago
"One (Dropped Stitch)"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Skein & Destroy"
Barbara Harman, Concord, California