[ A Dizzy Classic from 1/15/2009 - after watching a Ford truck commercial on TV that states you need an F-150 unless all you are hauling is yarn.]
Well! We have just one thing to say... Ford doesn't know about Dizzy Sheep!
Sure, you might be thinking that yarn doesn't require the use of some very large 1.5 ton towing capacity truck. And you're absolutely right, that's just silly. Unless of course you frequent Dizzy Sheep! Still think it's silly?
Maybe you took advantage of our latest sale and just ordered 1.5 tons of Reynolds Lopi! At 100g per skein, that works out to be about 13,611 skeins. Hey, maybe you're starting Christmas early this year - we don't ask questions, we just fill your orders and ship them! Of course, as Dizzy's picture illustrates, the truck may not be well-suited for transporting such large quantities of yarn.
Where are we going with this? The point we've driven you around the block to illustrate is simple - no reasonable amount of yarn has anything to do with a pickup truck and cargo capacity. The comment is ridiculous! It's like saying these knitting needles are really comfortable to hold and wonderful for knitting, unless you're knitting a hat made out of bricks.
Not that we're offended, they'd have to toss in a comment about Dizzy to actually get us riled up. And we aren't trying to upset anyone who does own a Ford truck; everyone is entitled to their style and towing capacity! So let's not split fibers here... I think the real issue is of course, which makes a better hat, some nice Reynolds Lopi or the pile of bricks in the back of your Ford truck?
"Hey unless all you're carrying is yarn" - as a side note, Dizzy has personally moved more than 1.5 tons of yarn and would have appreciated a Ford F-150 with built in cargo steps. Also Dizzy would like to point out that 1.5 tons of yarn weighs the same as 1.5 tons of gravel!
Dizzy update, 3/13/2013: I'm still waiting for an apology from Ford!