1648-01, 1648-02, 1648-03, 1648-04, 1648-05.
Take three balls of dough and divide each ball into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope. Roll each rope into longer, thinner, ropes. Repeat rolling each piece, until your pieces are 8 inches long or so. Twist into little knots.
1648-06, 1648-07, 1648-08, 1648-09.
Here's the next dozen little pretzels. I've formed the first dozen, you can see them at the back of the cutting board, and I've taken three more balls. I cut them in half; cut them in half again; and then start rolling them out into ropes.
1648-10, 1648-11, 1648-12, 1648-13, 1648-14.
Continuing from above, I've rolled them into ropes; I've tied the knots and pulled out three more balls; I've cut the three balls into 12 lumps; I've finished them off and pulled out three more balls; I've finished turning those last three into 12 pretzels. Shaping all 48 pretzels in a batch usually takes me about 30-45 minutes.