Soapmaking is not as forgiving (or edible) as candymaking, which I learned/remembered tonight. I tried to make a little batch to play with for the Academy workshop in two weeks and things went really well and much faster than I remembered. So I poured it all into the mold immediately.
Now I have a batch of "well, let's see what we end up with" instead of a batch of soap. Ah, well. There always tomorrow night.
And clean up will be much easier (if less yummy) than for candymaking.
Sometimes you don't know what you know. And sometimes you don't know that you don't know what you think you know. So practice first.