I've finished the first complete boot at last, I have to say I can't wait to get the second on done. They will be ready for my winter ice-block feet just in time I think, oh and they are so cosy too, with that nice thick sole I should be as warm as toast.
I'm really pleased with the finished result this time as it is a really snug fit and I'm not losing the soles when I walk. Like I said previously I took 10sts out from each piece. I did work a row or two to join the two pieces together so that it would be easier to sew to the soles. I also stitched up the sides about 3 inches at the bottom. Then I crocheted up the edges adding 4 loops for the ties on each side. I was lazy on the ties too, I just doubled the yarn and used a 4mm hook and chained a length for the laces