I am being silly. The laptop is IN the briefcase. Looks ridiculous, doesn't it, as if there is no way it will felt/full down enough to be reasonable.
I'm making the second inner pocket, the first was the divider between the front and back -- laptop on one side, knitting/whatever on the other. I've picked up stitches on that divider, and am knitting up a long strip, that, when tacked down, will make pockets for my wallet, nebulizer, peak flow meter -- whatever.
I'm also going to put in 4 rings, so I can hang up each set of keys individually. The house keys, the car keys -- each will have its own home. I hate rummaging through keys to find the correct one. I am almost done with this -- I want to be about the business of finishing it!