I received a quick reply from The Purl Bee, surprised – as I was – that I’ve run short on my yarn. Jennifer asked me to check the gauge, so I did another swatch. Here are the results:
I’ve emailed her this photo, along with these showing the length of my tail at the beginning, and measuring the actual blanket:
At least now I’m reassured that it’s not me or my knitting. I think this skein just came up short. Even though it apparently hasn’t happened in forever with this yarn. It definitely is very strange, don’t you think? Anyway, Purl Bee is being very helpful, so we’ll see what happens next.