great idea, suzee, to knit backwards. I just looked it up for the left-hand-knitting thing... the knit witch has a video, e.g.:
It is not quite my thing, but it will work, that looks easy enough.
Basically, you knit from right needle to the left one, by working a knit stitch through the back loop.
If that is your thing, you can try it out.
Otherways: just turn your work. Is there a specific problem? (very big project that is hard to turn? or very tight tube?) still, just turn it. It is easier than you think.