Liberty of London scarf from Target. They've been getting such great reviews and they're big enough to make shirts! I got both patterns but haven't decided yet what to do with the darker one.
Simple Sewing. I used another pattern from this book for a gardening tote, and had a bit of a tough time following the written instructions with very few illustrations. But after having done one pattern from her book I found this one much easier to follow and it took surprisingly little time to complete!