Down here in Central Texas (where the wind comes sweeping down the plains) it still gets pretty cold for a couple months. For example, freezing rain is in our forcast for tonight. Nevermind that we were in the 70's last week
So I still need warm socks and scarves and even mittens on occasion. However, most of my knitting is done in cotton because I love knitted dishclothes! It's the whole reason I started knitting in the first place
Plus, since DH is in the military, I can always hope our next base is further up north. Then I can finally try my hand at sweaters!