I live in Texas and we really only have about 2 months (non-continuous) of weather cold enough to pull on a sweater. I knit a lot of socks and summer sweaters are always nice, as well. I have a pattern for a knit tank top done with fingerweight yarn. I'm finally going to make something for myself after so many years.
Also, knit caps are huge down here right now. I've got a toque OTN right now of an English cap that my daughter say David Beckham wearing and showed to her brother who now HAS to have one. I'm doing it when I'm sick of the ribbing in my husband's sweater.
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan