I forgot to report back - I gave this recipe a try and they were delicious! My only complaint is that the pretzels were maybe a little too light and fluffy. I'm thinking they raised too much again before boiling. I'll try it again and boil right away after shaping the pretzels.
An aside - I joined an informal baking club at work. The idea is that we all go to a different host's house and they walk us through baking their specialty or a favorite something. I plan to do pretzels at my place when my latest homebrew is ready. Change it up a bit for these ladies (I'm the only man in the group).