The Tax Sweater has been hemmed.
The colored stripe is a folded up hem in contrasting yarn. Laid over it is the other half of the sweater, so you can see what it looks like on the right side. I sew a great hem. I sort of grafted it down, so it stretches, and everything. Looks fantastic.
And I've sewn the shoulder seams four times. I'm about to tear them out and do them as short rows, so I can do a three-needle bindoff, which is my usual gig. One more try at the back stitching, and that's what I'm gonna do.
If I were, say, nine years old right now, I'd be crying. Maybe I should have a beer.