I haven't tried shorts yet but they sound like fun. I've made two tank tops and I have a sweater I started five years ago that I need help with the collar. I messed up while picking up the stitches and now it's a wreck. :/ I should just undo the whole thing and start over but instead I stuffed it in a closet and forgot about it. Now that I'm reminded I should haul it back out and take into my yarn shop for professional help.
I love scarves because I don't have to worry about gauge and making it fit.