# how to measure cm with your fingers

Many of you who have taken my classes know that I’m not a fan of measuring your knitting in progress. I believe it’s always best to trust your finished row gauge and keep track of rows.

That being said, I know there are times when you just want to check to see how many inches you’ve knit and sometimes (gasp) you might not have a ruler handy. No need to fear, there’s plenty of ways you can learn

## How To Measure Cm With Your Fingers

### How to to Measure Without a Ruler!

1) Dollar Bill

The bill is just shy of being a perfect measure. It is a bit over 2 1/2″ high (two bills stacked together make a measure just shy of 5 1/4″) and it’s a bit over 6″ long . . . but in a pinch to get a rough estimate think:

2 1/2″ high x 6″ long

2) Credit Card

The average credit card makes a nice sturdy ruler. It measures:

2 1/8″ high x 3 3/8″ long

3) Quarter

Makes a pretty darn good 1″ measure

4) Paper!

We all remember learning as a kid, a regular sheet of paper measures:

8 1/2″ wide x 11″ high

By far my favorite “ruler”. The top of my thumb knuckle to the tip of my thumb is 1″

Enjoy!

## The Easiest Ways To Measure A Room Without A Tape Measure

By Jennifer Pellerito

It happens to the best of us – you’re touring a home and planning out the furniture in the space, or perhaps you’ve just moved into your new home and everything is packed away into boxes. In either predicament, you’re stuck in the impossible situation where you need to know the length and width of a room, but you don’t have a tape measure handy.

Too many people find themselves in exactly this same situation. Is there still a way to measure a room without a tape measure? Well, as a matter of fact, there is! Read on for a few ideas that will surely save you if you don’t happen to have a tape measure handy.

Probably the most intuitive way to measure without a tape measure is using your feet to measure a room. This option might be more time consuming than others depending on the size of the room, but it is also one of the most accurate.

Carefully walk toe to heel across the room’s length and width. If you have a pen and paper available, be sure to note of how many steps you take. Then, the trick is all in knowing your European shoe size. A size of 35 is 9”, a size 40 is 10”, and 45 is 11”. Once you know how many steps you’ve taken, just multiply it by the length of your foot, and voilà, you now know the measurements of your room.

If you’re stuck in a bind without a tape measure, another great way to measure a room is as simple as lying down on the floor. If you know your height, then you can find out the room’s measurements. It’s particularly helpful if you have a helper with you who can mark where your head or toe is so that when you get up you won’t lose your marker. However, if you don’t have someone with you, use an object like a pen or paperclip to mark where you should next lie down.

The difficult part about measuring a room with your height is that sometimes a room won’t evenly distribute, so when you reach the end of the room, you’ll have to do some guesstimating. This mode of measurement certainly isn’t the most precise, but it is much faster than using your feet and walking heel to toe across a large room.

## The width of your arms

With your arms outstretched, use the distance across your chest between the tips of your fingers to measure a room. This distance typically measures to about the same as your height, but instead of lying down across the room, you can simply use your body’s wingspan to measure across an empty wall. Again, it’s important to keep count of how many times your arms’ width fits along the room. This is much easier, however than standing up and lying back down because you can simply hold your finger in place and move to the next starting point.

Since the measurement of your arms outstretched is usually equivalent to your height, you can easily figure out the size of the room. Also, it’s a bit easier to guesstimate the measurement if the wall doesn’t perfectly fit because you can simply use half the width of your wingspan and calculate accordingly.

## A binder

If you know the size of your binder, then you can most certainly figure out the measurements of a room! Perhaps your real estate agent luckily happened to bring one, or even a clipboard would work. Generally, a one-inch, three-ring binder measures 11.5” in length. Considering that’s only a half inch away from one foot, you should be able to easily come up with a nearly accurate estimate or even a precise measurement.

Similar to the suggestions above, this process also involves carefully counting how many binder lengths it takes to get from one side of the room to the other. Don’t lose count, and you’re sure to be on your way to getting a reliable measurement.

## A laser measurement tool

If you have a laser measurement tool handy, lucky you! This tool might even be better than having a tape measure around. When used correctly, this useful gadget can measure a room in seconds flat. All you have to do is a press a button, and a laser appears. You should be sure to line up the gadget as straight as possible, to ensure the laser beam is straight across instead of at an angle, which would measure a greater distance.

Moreover, a laser distance measure will also be the most accurate way to measure a room without a tape measure, and it’s still easy to measure even if you don’t have a companion around. Once you have your room’s measurements, the next step is more fun – you’ll be selecting furniture and designing to your heart’s content. Nonetheless, don’t miss the important step of taking measurements and even creating a floor plan before investing in a luxury sofa or coffee table.

## how to make your feet smaller in width

There are the latest tips to keep you can use oils, namely by using the oils made from peanuts and corn. Because the existing fat from oil made from corn and peanuts are good for the body.

As for how to shrink wide feet that you do that is by exercise such as walking for at least 20-30 minutes each day, this sport you can do in the morning or in the afternoon, according to the time you have.

In addition to the walk you can also do sports like lift up your legs to the wall and your body on the floor of this well done to tighten your thighs. Yoga is also one of the sports you do, it is better to burn the fat on the body and on your feet.

Some ways of how to shrink wide feet already we gave above, all your efforts would have a result, especially with you choose to use a healthy way and provide many benefits to your body. To boost your confidence by having small and picturesque walk you can do any of the above in your home. So do your best to your body in a good way and also nourish your body.

## how to make your feet stop growing

Are you wondering why you are wearing bigger shoes as you get older? Do you think you feet are getting bigger?  Well, that is because they are getting bigger

Nearly 100% of us will need bigger shoes as we get older. Essentially what is happening is that over time our feet slowly flatten out. As they flatten, the arch lengthens and your feet get longer. In addition they splay out and your feet get wider.

Since your feet are getting bigger, you should be wearing larger shoes as you get older. If you are still wearing the same shoes you wore 10 years ago, we can pretty much guarantee that they are too small.

## Besides Age, Why Else Do Feet Get Bigger?

### 1. Weight gain can cause feet to get bigger

If you are carrying extra weight, you are going to carry extra fat everywhere including around your feet with the result of larger feet.

### 2. Pregnancy can cause feet to get bigger

During pregnancy the same hormones that relax the ligaments of the birth canal also relax the ligaments in the rest of your body including the feet. Since the feet are carrying extra load during pregnancy due to normal weight  gain, the feet will often flatten leading to lengthening and widening of the feet.

## How to Stop Your Feet from Getting Bigger

There may not be a way to completely stop your feet from getting bigger. But you may be able to slow the progression. Below are our best suggestions of what you can do to combat the flattening of the foot that occurs with aging, weight gain and pregnancy.

### 1. Use arch supports in your shoes

By using arch support to stop the flattening of the feet you may be able to stop or slow the splay that leads to feet getting bigger. The key is to get an arch support that conforms very close to the arch of foot. The closer it grabs your arch the better it will be at stopping your foot from flattening and splaying. Another way to look at this is to wear the highest arched orthotic you can tolerate.

Custom orthotics that are made to betotal contact to the arch of your footwill provide the best support and protection. There are, however, some very good over-the-counter arch supports that will offer excellent protection.

### Over-the-Counter Orthotics with the Best Arch Support

For athletic shoes and walking shoes try the FootChair Plus Orthotic with adjustable arch height.  It has a great arch to help stop flattening of the foot plus pads that can be used to increase the arch for even more support. This may help stop the foot from getting bigger over time.

For smaller casual shoes and small athletic shoes (such as soccer cleats) try the smaller version – the FootChair 3/4 Length Orthotic.

For women’s dress shoes, the FootChair Slim Orthotic with Adjustable Arch Support is also is the one we recommend to our patients. This is by far the best OTC arch support we have found for women’s flats and dress shoes. It has a great arch support, a very slim profile and flexes to adapt to most heel heights.

Here is a list of all of our recommended prefabricated orthotics.

### 2. Wear arch support sandals or slippers anytime you are not wearing shoes

At times that you are not wearing shoes, for example when in your house, wear sandals or slippers with arch support. The is particularly important if you are on hard, flat surfaces such as hardwood floors.

These arch support sandals will help prevent flattening and splaying of your feet.

The sandal brand with the most supportive arch is currently Vionic. You can see a selection of Vionic sandals and slippers here.

The key to avoiding flattening of the arch is to wear arch support as much as you can – even when at home.

### 3. Custom orthotics offer more protection against feet getting bigger

If prefabricated orthotics are not providing enough support, we can prescribe use a custom orthotic. Custom orthotics will conform closer to the arch of the foot, so they do a better job stopping your feet from flattening out. In particular a “total-contact orthotic” that hugs the arch of the foot very close will help the the arch from flattening the foot from getting longer.

If you are in the Seattle area contact us for an appointment to find out if you are a good candidate for custom orthotics.

### 4. Wear stable shoes

Stable shoes that don’t flex too much will also help support your feet and prevent the flattening that leads to larger feet. Our list of recommended shoes can be subscribed to here.

Go to specialty shoe stores with well-trained staff and believe the clerk when they tell you that you are no longer a size 8.

### 6. Lose weight to shrink your feet

Extra weight puts a lot of flattening force on the foot. If you can take off a few pounds you will decrease those harmful forces on your feet.

So our general recommendation is that it is good idea to wear arch supports or custom othotics to help prevent the foot from flattening over time. Stable shoes will also help. These suggestions will probably help slow or decrease the enlargement of your feet, but  regardless of what you do you will probably need a somewhat larger shoe as time progresses.

## Most Important for Preventing Your Foot From Splaying and Getting Bigger

If you want to try to limit how much your foot splays out the most important things you can do are to ALWAYS wear arch support as described above and, if you are overweight, then lose some weight.