Just the technical aspect of your question: Theirs looks like a bulky yarn and large hook size. Did you get gauge? :think: What did they say the gauge was? Well, your image is rotated (90 degrees clockwise) from their perspective. I can't get a sense of yarn weight or stitch size in your image. Girl, put a ruler or an object of standard size in there for comparison (hand & arm, bracelet, wrist watch, eye glasses, book, anything that gives a size comparison). :shrug:
Your stitches look even and uniform through out your work. Unless their model is a little person, I'd say that each repeat is about two inches (5cm) across.
**(to self) Okay, Jack so you had one photography class and the first lesson was always include something for scale. Just because I\you know it doesn't mean everyone knows it. :oops: **[/COLOR]