If you want to be really lazy, you can just ignore it. While I'm knitting the piece, I think that funny looking join is so obvious people can see it from space. But after I'm finished and I've worn the item a time or two, I don't notice it at all. I try to make it look as good as possible, but the tricks I've tried haven't given me results that I was any happier with in the long run.
But I'm weird...my knitting isn't something I obsess about too much. I knit because I enjoy knitting. I want it to look good, but if I get too fussy about little things, I won't enjoy it any more.