In order to allow it out of the corner, I had to accept the fact that it doesn't fit how I wanted it to. The whole sweater grew when I blocked it. It got longer overall and a bit wider. The arms are the biggest problem, since they are way too long. I have remedied it by folding them over a few times.
Now that the weather is colder, I have actually been wearing it as an extra layer at home. It is a warm and cozy sweater, but the fit is not very flattering. I imagine it will continue to be used as a cozy, house sweater, but will not likely get much wear outside of that category. Oh well. At least I am getting some use out of it, rather than leaving it balled up in the corner on a permanent time out.
On a positive note, I like the yarn (Cascade Eco Wool). It was nice to knit with, has good stitch definition and is very well priced. I just need to remember the next time I use it that it grows a lot when used in openwork patterns.