So Knit Picks has these sweet little sample packs of their cotton yarns that come with six assorted balls and four or five (one ball) patterns to use them for... perfect for summer knitting.
I got the Renaissance Sampler:
And my first knit from it is the Twig Lace Cap:
It's knit in Comfy (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic, in Blackberry),
which is lovely- very soft and lightweight.
I really have been slacking on the knitting since learning to sew recently. I promise to get back on the wagon, though... my fingers are lonely for yarn.