I knitted my fingers to the bone last night, and managed to get through the purl rows, and most of the last bit. It turns out that instinct is a good thing. I was very excited a while ago, as I bound off my sweater body, and watched as it rolled right up to the purl rows.
Here is a photo of the sweater bottom, before bind off:
And here it is after!
Now on to the next challenge. According to the pattern, the sleeves are next, but I want to do the neckline. So guess what I'm gonna do? That's right, the neckline. After all, I'm the boss of me.