Well, I finished the baby blanket and it is blocking now on the kitchen table. I was trying to do the same one I did for my cousins several years ago, but this one turned out to be significantly smaller. I used less yarn, only slightly more than a pound while the other one used 18.5 ounces. But that still doesn't account for it. I think I must have used smaller needles this time, US7, although that's one size larger than the pattern calls for and I can't imagine that I went up to size 8s the first time... The finished proportions of the original were 36"x45". The finished proportions of this one are 33"x34" almost square, although it looks totally square... That's a good size for a baby blanket though, isn't it? There's really no way to fix it now, except to redo the whole thing, and while I would... I think I'm going to live with it.
I can't seem to get my phone to send the pics of the new one to my e-mail right now... so these are pictures of the one I made several years ago with the same pattern: