Hi all... My name is Michelle, but that was taken so I'm using my gaming handle for my account. I caught the soaping bug the way I do everything else... See it, get curious, research obsessively for a bit, and dive in head first. My kids and husband have even learned a lot about soap because I watch YouTube videos on the television! Fortunately they're used to my crafty obsessions... When I fell in love with cooking, I went to culinary school, and now I've been knitting and crocheting for about 9 years. Last weekend I finally got around to learning to knit entrelac by starting a big shawl with a color shifting yarn. (It's going well, btw.) I've been lurking here for a while, as this place usually pops up when I Google a question, so I figured I ought to say something. When I made my first soap (basic unscented and uncolored olive, coconut, & castor) I made the mistake of doing a CPOP with a high level of olive oil, and also let it go too long. It was soap, but it broke a bit. I went to rebatch in a crock pot, and long story short, I think I accidentally made clear soap. Hoo-boy.