Nope, can't do socks...The thought of Fair Isle frightens me as well as intarsia (although I did "master" stripes)... I don't have alot of knitting time, so to do several pieces of an item, them seam them tog is not my"thing"
...When I knit a "gift" it's usually a hat...You can do them in the round, on straights, big, small, cheap, expensive, a few colors, lacy... I think you can use any technique with a "hat"...Oh yea, gotta love the sock yarn...I have tons ( I have to
with 2 strands held tog)!!!!!