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It might just be the angle of the pictures, but a couple of them seem like they need to be tighter in the centers. Also, if you put a finger in each loop and pull towards the center and upwards, you get a fluffier look. The tighter they are in the middle, the more the loops stand up (at least for me.)
Sorry, someone who remains nameless, dropped my camera and I can't take pictures to show you. There are some great tutes on Youtube that show this part though.
Have fun with it!