I love how it turned out. I have to admit I hated to knit it, but I had to keep going because I so wanted it to be finished. So I knitted like mad. I still think the colours look like a football strip (from the seventies), but I love it. And it really does keep the tea warm.
For the flower on top I only made one big one with tow strands held together and then I added a little I-cord loop.
Again, the pattern can be found here.