After yesterday's frustrations, I recovered my wits, and picked up my knits. I finished my square with the swirl in it successfully and treated myself to cutting my newest batch of soap into bars.
As for soap, I thought I had one mold full of layers and one mold full of swirls. Both molds ended up looking much the same. I had swirly bars and layered bars from each mold, so I think I might need a soaping tutor to work it out. Still, these are lovely!