I'm a 3-month-old self-taught knitter. (self-taught is misleading - i've used amy's videos like crazy!) i just finished the knitting part of a 12-inch teddy bear and now have a front and back. i have used the mattress stitch once before, but it was on a project where the threads of the yarn were actually visible, and this furry yarn seems to make the knitting impossible to comprehend when trying to do a seam in any way but completely random. any tips on how to use a real stitch to sew up my bear, or with a furry yarn, will it make any difference if i just sew it up blindly? thanks in advance - i'm stuck!