This thread takes me back many, many years and reminds me of rhymes we used for choosing who was It in games. We would each put a finger in a circle and the fingers got tapped with the recitation of the rhyme. One of them ended:
O U T spells out you go, you old dirty dishrag, you.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper