Jeffrey has been wanting to make pretzels for 2 weeks... We made them today.
The only change we did was to put a drop of water on the dough to get the 'ends' to stick to the 'round' part. We got a system going; working with 6 at a time (the number that fit on the cookie sheet) we would roll one bit until it quit stretching, leave it and roll the next, and then another, then go back to the first and roll it some more. Each log went through about 4 rollings to get to the 24 inches.
These look so much better than the one's I made with my young family about 20 years ago. But they don't taste any better! Unless you count the marinara sauce we dipped portions of the last pretzel in; that was fabulous!