The St James sweater is knitting up so fast, especially since I haven't knitted with anything above sport weight in a few months until now. Size 7 needles and worsted yarn feel like huge, magical, wonderful objects.
The collar tie turned out fine despite my counting disability. I had combined two sizes initially, then used bust darts (does anyone else accidentally say dust barts?) for shaping, which turned out surprisingly nice.
I could not resist an homage to one of the best knitting books ever, Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top: