The seam technique I used is a new one (to me) -- the Bickford seam. This is a totally flat seam, so I hope it will feel OK when worn. I don't think it is totally invisible though -- or perhaps I need more practice? At any rate, it will do for everyday wear for me, although I think that any future gift socks will still be hand knit. And here is Sock, part 1:
I'll definitely be making the second one, but it may have to wait just a bit for a spring project. I did the top ribbing by hand, for a seamless finish, and used an extra stretchy bind off.
Another quick little project was a double layered hat from the book "Mid-Gauge Basics + Much More" by Charlene Shafer. I think it turned out nice, and took little more than an hour (including seaming it up), which was good, considering the Mister needed a quick replacement for a hand knit cap.
Sometimes speed is a Good Thing!