Thursday, June 05, 2008

I have huge hands for a girl and maybe also for most guys. My hands do a good job at things, but I must admit, sometimes I think it might be nice to have tiny little girl hands. I was talking to a friend of mine (one of my friends who has tiny tiny hands) I explained that my hands are bigger than any girl hands I know, and lots of boy hands too. She said she has the opposite problem and her hands are smaller than anyone she knows, (besides little kids) and that she wished hers were a little bigger. So here we are, both thinking the grass is greener on the other side. But it is not actually always greener, there are always lots of sides to an issue, and some sides have decidedly ungreen grass. For example:




So hands, never fear, I will not ever trade you in for a different model!

But I am curious now. My hands measure 7.25 inches from the tip of my middle finger to the base of my palm. How do your hands measure up? If you leave a measurement in the comments
maybe I will donate a kidney to you one day, when you really need it.

24 comments:

Steffy said...

My hands are 6 inchs long! That is bigger than I thought they were.

Haley said...

My hands are seven inches long! I guess i also received the large hand gene, but what you don't know is that I also got the elephant nose gene...

Elisabeth said...

You're right... it could be a lot worse! I guess I never compared hands with Steff :) mine are about 6 inches as well!

Sonya said...

I think some of us got hand genes out of the same bucket somewhere. 6 inches and a couple of those wee tiny lines.

raucous said...

My hands are 6.65 inches -- shorter than I thought. My palms are actually smaller than average but I have these unusually long fingers.

(steff's friend the fellow hippo-hater)

jessica_tgrl said...

WOW!

7 1/4" is very long, and I know hands :) Check out my blog about my love of big hands, http://www.prettyhands.wordpress.com

It also depends on how tall you are, if you are under 6' then they are huge.... I am 5'10 and my hands are almost 6 3/4".

McEwens said...

Thanks for the link Jessica :) I'm only 5'4''but hey I can palm a volleyball!

jessica_tgrl said...

Hi Rachel, thanks so much for the response.

Wow, only 5'4" !!!! that is really cool that you can palm a volleyball! I have never tried the volleyball, but I am not even close with the women sized basketball, and I am 5'10".

Any chance I could post the above picture of your hand on my blog?

No problem if you don't want me to... I certainly would understand :)

McEwens said...

I don't have a problem with you posting a picture, I like people to come see my blog :)

~WeirD_DreaMer~ said...

Hey, so i ran into this blog n thought that i should join this - my hand is big - comments, i'm 5'2" and my hands are 6.7 inches... umm.. is that big? i am one of the top 5 shortest student in class, yet i have larger hands that most taller girls. And I'm proud of it. Although my younger brother hv larger hands like twice the size! but then he's 5'6"

KoalaElf said...

I've always known I had big hands, but since finding this blog I've realised just HOW big they are...

I am 5'7 with 19cm / 7.5" hands.

I am very interested in proportions - so for others who are : my palms are 10.5cm and my middle finger is 8.5cm.

I have a very long body, 33" inner legs, a big nose, broad back, narrow waist. I often wonder if the long body / long palm thing is linked?

Bella said...

You do have some big "looking" hands for such a petite lady.... any chance you could do a picture with your hand near a ruler so I can see how you measured, because 7.25 seem awfully big for your size.

Also, do you wear nail polish? If so what is your favorite color and can you do a picture wearing it... maybe you could be a hand model! Thanks Rachel!

Bella said...

Your hands are certainly very big "looking" in the picture! Could you please do a picture where your hand is next to a ruler, it is difficult to tell how exactly you are measuring.

Do you wear nail polish at all, if so could you please do a picture wearing your favorite color... who knows, maybe you could be a hand model! Thanks Rachel!

Chris said...

It would be fun to see your hands next to your small handed friends to see the size difference. I think larger hands on women are sexy.

Jimbo said...

Hey Rachel, Can I have one of your hands?

McRachie said...

Sorry Jimbo, I gave my hand to Bryce in marriage, and they are a package deal!

McRachie said...

Bella:
I don't really wear nail polish unless it's clear, but if someone was paying me as a hand model maybe I would. It would be great to be a hand model, but I don't know how a person gets into a field like that!

Christian Wade said...

I think you have fantastic hands... but I think you probably already know that you have great hands. You appear to have really large palms! At least lengthwise...

Two questions for ya,

1. Have you ever compared hands with a man and had hands almost as long as his? I am sure comparing hands doesn't happen that much with ya though I am sure.

2. How long are you palms from base to the start of your middle finger?

Thanks and if you ever want to post most pictures of your hands I certainly wouldn't complain, LOL.

McRachie said...

Christian,
my palm is around 4 inches and my middle finger is almost exactly three inches.

I have compared hands to a few men and my hands are usually pretty close to the same size (sometimes bigger), but skinnier. They are downright small compared to my handsome husband and his brothers though!

MikeNP said...

Great hands!!!!

Hard to believe that you are only 5 feet 4 inches and your hands are that big!

It would be great if you could post another picture sometime... maybe with a ruler or comparing hands with someone :)

Any way, I wanted to ask your permission if I could post this picture on this forum: hands.byethost11.com

Thanks Rachel!

McRachie said...

Hey Mike I just saw your comment, you can post my picture if you want, as long as it is in good taste and you link back to my blog :)

Joseph said...

I see that you have you big hands, especially considering that you are not very tall. Have you ever compared hands with a girl with bigger hands than yourself?

Love the blog (and the hands)!

Aaron said...

Kewl blog! For the longest time I thought I was the only guy in the world that cared about big hands! It is what I look at when I'm in a crowd--well, girls' hands anyways. I can remember a girl I met once years later by her hands.

Fluffasaurus Rex said...

I am 5ft tall with hands that measure 8 inches from the palm to the tip of my middle finger. Yeah...mouse paws I call 'em.